Tuesday 9 April
Join us for a brief moment to introduce and celebrate all that is Marmalade and think about the week ahead.
What do prisoners need in order to desist from criminal offending? What are the barriers that impede on rehabilitation, and make reoffending more likely? What effect will the recently announced roll out of incapacity spray (PAVA) have on prisoner-staff relationships? Paula Harriott of Prison Reform Trust will conduct a workshop exploring the challenges and opportunities that exist when building a movement towards change, based on her lived experience as not only a ‘change maker’ in the VSO sector, but also as a former prisoner.
How can we meet the needs of children and young people living in a complex and challenging world?An interactive session looking at creative and innovative ways to meet the needs of young people. Oxfordshire Youth will be hosting this session on behalf of the Children and Young People’s Forum (C&YP).
Education for empowerment means challenging limiting ideas about educational systems, exploring new learning opportunities afforded by enabling technologies, and designing effective learning experiences. In this interactive session, participants will collaborate to examine real education challenges and learn a new method for developing empowering solutions. Come to connect and collaborate with those working to change education.
Dr. Kim Ochs is an education strategist, teacher, researcher, writer, and innovator.
How can we commission and deliver public services based on principles of being human, adaptive and systemic instead of bureaucratic, defensive and siloed? How can we build momentum in Oxford? This session will be particularly interesting for commissioners, providers and thinkers from across the UK and specifically from Oxfordshire.
Hosted by Max French from Newcastle Business School and Jeremy Spafford from Arts at the Old Fire Station.
Can cities feed themselves? Using Oxford as an example city, this workshop will bring together three speakers who are embedded in the local food system - one pessimist, one optimist, and one nutritionist. A participatory session, it will give attendees ample time to voice concerns and share strategies for overcoming them, and create a (rough) roadmap for urban food transitions. Chaired by Emma Burnett, with Clare Ferguson, Rachel Hammond and Joanna Tamburino.
A highly interactive session by SPRING, demonstrating their Toolkit with a focus on girls and young women, aimed at equipping attendees with the knowledge, tools and capability to perform more gender-smart investing.
Bonnie Chiu, Managing Director at TSIC, leads an interactive session that will explore practical ideas to include users in MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) process in all its dimensions – from planning to data analysis and learnings. What are the main barriers to including users in MEL? What are the main risks? What are the tools that could facilitate and support this approach? What are the main benefits?
And happening all day…
Popping into the Cafe for a coffee or a spot of lunch? Fancy a chat with someone new? On each table there will be two cards. Simply turn the card over to say whether you are happy to chat or would rather not be disturbed. Who knows who you may get chatting to?
Need somewhere to charge your phone? Fancy a sit down? Look no further. You’ll be able to recharge your batteries, both literally and metaphorically, at our chat n’ charging station.
Ever lied to a funder? Ever over-claimed in a tweet? Ever pretended to understand what systems change means? Step into the confessional booth and tell all to our priest in residence…
*Absolute discretion guaranteed.
Keep a lookout for the Insecurity Guards are about. Not all superheros wear capes - ours prefer glitter and sequins! Jettison your deepest insecurities and fears into a locked box to be destroyed at the end of the day.