The 35th Oxford International Women's Festival

Women’s Journeys,
Oxford City of Sanctuary

1—17 March 2024

Join us for two weeks of events, online and in venues across Oxford.

Celebrate women’s personal journeys of discovery and find inspiration from women who have built successful lives, following journeys of trauma and heartbreak.

The history of OIWF

The Oxford International Women’s Festival was founded in 1989 by Dr Katherine Bradley.

The focus has always been to make the Festival as international as possible, since Oxford is an international City. It has also been equally important to include as many women’s groups and individuals from the City and both universities. This is to ensure that the Festival is as diverse and inclusive as possible.

2014 saw the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford International Womens Festival, and as part of the celebrations we created an archive of events from past festivals, for people to enjoy again.

OIWF logo from 1996-2015

OIWF logo from 2016-2019

Event Archive