Amina’s OSCH Journey

We’ve had so many creative and talented young people who’ve taught us so much in the last three years of OSCH Manchester. Here, Amina Beg, a member of the OSCH Young Collective and Manchester Museum OSCH social action intern, writes about some of the highlights of her OSCH journey. By Amina Beg Whose Statues? Whose […]

North to Paradise: Book Review

Get This Amazing Book for Free Before 27th of April! This book is a memoir of Ousman Umar’s harrowing journey of migrating from Ghana to Spain. North to Paradise is the first memoir I have read. I don’t usually read biographies or things about other people’s lives. I am not generally interested in other people’s […]

karachi cultural exchange / photo essay

By Hawwa Alam Between 5 – 14th March 2022, our Apprentices Maya Chowdhury and Hawwa Alam travelled to Karachi on a cultural exchange trip – as part of a larger international collaboration project with students from the Karachi University Dept of Visual Studies) – with Barinur Rashid (Apprentice Manager and Post 16 and Secondary Science […]

Afzal’s OSCH Journey

By Afzal Khan On a bitterly cold day in December 2019, I was invited to an event held by OSCH while I was in my final year of university. While it was a seemingly normal day attending an event at the Manchester Museum, little did I know that it was this event that would change […]

Upcoming Social Action Projects

South Asian Beauty Standards and The Croissant Club written by Amina Beg Looking through all the applications that were submitted, there were a lot of commonalities in embracing South Asian Beauty Standards, challenging institutions about representation, and creating safe spaces for marginalised communities. The projects I will be discussing focus on projects that Maya Chowdhury […]


As a young person who is Bengali and born & brought up in England, I have struggled with my identity and how to feel about it. It wasn’t until I found OSCH and started working with them that I finally felt comfortable in my identity. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my little identity […]

Social Action Funding Callout

Manchester Museum is working with the British Council to provide a number of young people with the opportunity to receive funding up to £650 in order to plan, deliver and evaluate a social action project they are passionate about, with our support.  On the 22nd of November the OSCH collective held a social action project […]


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