Fairtrade Fortnight

1st March 2018

News, Student news

Wadham is celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight in the New Refectory on Friday 2 and 9 March with tasty Fairtrade treats on offer provided by our kitchen.

  • Fairtrade snacks

A selection of Fairtrade snacks will also be available, as well as information about Fairtrade.

With support from students and staff, Wadham plans to join the University of Oxford’s new Fairtrade accreditation scheme and will be publishing a commitment of intent to support Fairtrade.  

Domestic Bursar, Frances Lloyd commented: “Wadham College is keen to back the University’s initiative to support Fairtrade and help build a sustainable future for us all.” 

The theme of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 (26 February - 11 March) is ‘Come on in to Fairtrade’, offering the opportunity to see into the lives of Fairtrade farmers and workers.  More information can be found on the Fairtrade website.

Oxford is celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a number of events across the city including: 

Oxford Botanic Gardens
26 Feb to 11 March
Discover the plants that produce Fairtrade products at Oxford Botanic Gardens. More
Talk by Feng Ho
1st March, 7.30pm (The Barns Cafe, Abingdon)
Talk by Feng Ho, ethical fashion designer, with Fairtrade wine, LemonAid & ChariTea. More
Embroidery Workshop
3rd March 3-5.30 PM (Jericho community centre)
Workshop teaching how to decorate clothing with Kantha embroidery - a traditional South Asian stitch used by Fair Trade producers in India and Bangladesh. More
Women's Voices in Fairtrade
6th Mar 7-9pm (Christ Church College, The Undercroft Bar)
Film and discussion - what influences women to take action and have a lasting impact in the fair trade movement? More
Lunch and Learn event
8th Mar 12.00-13.30 (Oxford Brookes JHB201)
Free Fairtrade lunch & learn event looking into the lives of Fairtrade workers with coffee grower Ketra from Uganda and Brookes graduate Andy of Visible Clothing. More
Meet a Ugandan coffee producer
8th March 5.30pm (Examination Schools, High Street)
Meet Ketra Kyosiimire, a Fairtrade coffee producer from Uganda. More
Talk on ‘Raising our Fairtrade Game’
Mar 9th 7pm (Quaker Meeting House)
Sabita Banerji ethical trade campaigner and occasional Quaker attender, will talk at Friday with Friends. More
Headington Fair Trade shop
3rd & 10th Mar
Free coffee and cake in the shop. More
Fairtrade St Michaels
10th March 11-1
Free teas & coffees, and a photo booth for Fairtrade selfies! Plus a chance to win a Fairtrade hamper. More