Marmalade'16, the Movie

Well that was fun! Thanks to everyone who made Marmalade 2016 such a resounding success.

Join us again next year, 3rd - 7th April 2017 in Oxford, at the Old Fire Station in Oxford for a week where social design and friendship collide.

You won't hear from us from now until Autumn 2016, when we start preparing for next year, so get in touch if there's something on your mind.

Enjoy the Summer!


For seven years marmalade has been the informal dynamic, free and open-access fringe event to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.

The core of Marmalade is user-centred content, generated by participants; a collision space where best in class social entrepreneurs from Skoll meet up-and-coming talent from the UK and across Europe.

We do this through hosting in-depth collaborations over at least a day that use design thinking to crack ‘wicked’ social problems, while building communities that live beyond the event to realise the ideas generated during the week.

Marmalade is becoming the place where design thinking meets intractable social problems; where, building on the event’s track record, user-centred approaches catapult people’s efforts to make the world a better place; where problems that were previously stuck are unlocked through collaborative efforts.

Join us in Oxford in April 2017!

Come On In...

The water's lovely!

Get involved in 2017 by running your own design event or one-off session over the course of the week. Use our main venue, the Old Fire Station in Oxford, or pick your own in Oxford or further afield.

We'll assist with event production and will promote your event or session through our networks.

You'll pay what you can afford, in keeping with the founding principles of Marmalade.

Get in touch to get the process rolling.

How You Can Help

Curated collections of Events

To run Marmalade we need cash and serious talent committed to working in-depth and leading issue specific collaborations over the course of the week.

Whether you’ve supported Marmalade before or are new to the party, we are asking for you to contribute what you can to support us. You could contribute to the event as a whole or to one of the collaborations.

If your bag is design thinking or you are interested in running an in-depth collaboration then get in touch. You’ll have to pay to play, so to speak, but only to the level you or your organisation can bear.


Everything you need to run your event (v1.1)