You’ll see the signs every time you enter the city – but what does it mean, and why do we do it?
Twin city links give citizens the chance to engage with other cultures and ways of life, and make these experiences more accessible through established contacts and networks in the linked cities. They also bring benefit to cities through knowledge-sharing activities, where professionals can learn from how problems are tackled in other countries.
Oxford’s international partnerships are kept alive a dedicated community of volunteers. New hands on deck are always welcome, as are new ideas. If you’d like to volunteer for a particular event or project, use the contact form below. You can also join the individual link associations for their regular meetings, where events and projects are planned.
Contact: Voirrey Carr
Contact: Ksenia Hewitt
Oxford Bonn Link
Secretary: Naomi Collyer
Secretary: Jen Houston
Oxford Grenoble Association
Secretary: Jean Burrell
General Secretary: Jo Hawtin
Participate in a project
Want to get stuck into something? There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in projects that are already going on – whether you want to help out with the organisation, or participate in an exchange. Projects can be run by the city link associations, Oxford International Links, Oxford City Council, our friends overseas, and individuals with ideas. We’ve got schools looking for partners, festivals and tournaments in our twins looking for teams and groups to go and take part – keep checking back as new opportunities come up all the time, and let us know if yo’re running a project that needs participants that you want us to publicise!
Football teams needed to take part in an international football residency in August 2018.
Schools needed to link up with schools in our twins for pen pals, exchange trips, and more.
Musicians needed to take part in an exchange festival in Grenoble in July 2018.
Cyclists needed to participate in a cycling festival in Grenoble in June 2018.
Start something yourself!
None of these quite up your street? We’re here to help you get started – find a pen pal or partner group in whichever city interests you, start an exchange, run an event… the world’s your oyster! We can support you with planning, contacts, practical info, and funding, so get in touch and let us help you start something!