Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS): 6–17 March 2023

Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS), 6–17 March

Learn, debate, innovate


What in the world is going on with open access and open research? Come along and hear from an array of exciting national and international speakers – and find out!

Organised by the Bodleian Libraries, the Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS) will cover a range of topical issues, including:   

  • the tricky problem of open monographs  
  • the future of peer review
  • the future of copyright

OxFOS takes place over Weeks 8 and 9 of Hilary Term (6—17 March). Most of the sessions will be held online, except for the game sessions, which take place in person. Sessions range from 30-minute talks to 2-hour workshops. The festival is an opportunity to explore and debate issues, and jointly look for solutions. All Oxford staff and students are welcome.

Schedule highlights include:

  • Fundamentals of Open Access (Monday 6 March)
  • Crowdsourcing in the Digital Humanities (Wednesday 8 March)
  • The importance of being open: publishing OA monographs (Monday 13 March)
  • Play the 'Publishing Trap' board game (Wednesday 15 March)
  • Climate research and open data at Oxford (Wednesday 15 March)
  • Open Access Escape Room (in person at sites across the University during the two weeks)

For more information about the festival, visit the OxFOS webpage. We hope to interest and inspire you!