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Refugee Week is here again! We can’t quite go back to in-person events yet, but there is one event in “physical space” and a lot of really nice online events worth turning the computer on for. A few recommended events based outside Cambridge have been included in this list.

All Week

Cambridge Welcome walk
A guided walk of Cambridge which you can do on your own during the week to visit some sites of historical significance to the week.

Midday Prayers each day at Great St Mary’s

There is a pack of Refugee Week activities for children which you can download:



Refugee Week UK Launch event
Time: 11am
Organiser: Refugee Week and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Public art and refuge – changing minds
Time: 7pm
Organiser: Anglia Ruskin


Child Refugees in Europe: the price they pay for Brexit
Time: 6.30pm
Organiser: Arbury Road

We Cannot Walk Alone
Time: 7:30pm
Organiser: Cambridge Quakers


Refugees and access to higher education
Time: 5pm to 6pm
Organiser: Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

In Conversation with Alf Dubs
Time: 6pm
Organiser: The Ruth Hayman Trust


Refugees in Museums
Time: 1.30pm
Organiser: Fitzwilliam Museum

Creative Workshop with Leila Mehulić
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Organiser: The Higgins Bedford

On the Ground in the Aegean
Time: 6pm
Organiser: Cambridge Must Act

In conversation with Basma & Sol – displaced during a pandemic
Time: 7.30pm
Organiser: Give Your Best


Introduction to Arabic Language & Culture
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Organiser: Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge
Email: [email protected]

Haven’s East: The Lost History of Basque Child Refugees in 1930s East Anglia
Time: 7pm
Organiser: Amnesty International Chelmsford Group


SolidariTee Refugee Week Conference
Time: All day
Organiser: SolidariTee

The Hopeful
Time: 11am
Organiser: Anna Kressler

Being a Refugee Re-Builder
Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Organiser: Initiatives of Change

Silence Heard Loud: Seven People You’ll Want To Hear From
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Organiser: Birkbeck, University of London


She Cannot Walk Alone
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Organiser: MAOKWO

#TechDownBorders webinar
Time: 2pm
Organiser: Techfugees