Black History Month 2015 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the BME Staff Network, Claire Henson, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator and Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, reflect on a fantastic Black History Month programme for 2015. As October draws to a close, so too does our programme for Black History Month 2015, which we are proud to say …

Tackling discrimination in football – our conversation with Brendon Batson & Troy Townsend

On Thursday 15 October, University of Nottingham Sport were delighted to welcome ex-West Brom footballer Brendon Batson and Troy Townsend, Education and Development Manager with Kick It Out, for a conversation about racism and discrimination in football. It was fascinating but often shocking to hear these speakers talk about their personal experiences both on and off …

Tackling discrimination in sport with Brendon Batson and Kick It Out

Hayley Bennett, Education Officer at Kick It Out, discusses our upcoming event with Brendon Batson, former footballer, Professional Footballers’ Association trustee and adviser to the FA, and Troy Townsend from Kick It Out. Black History Month has historically been the most important month in Kick It Out’s calendar. From our formation as ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of …

Making Waves – the life stories of black, British citizens from African-Caribbean communities

Patcee Francis, filmmaker and director of Making Waves, discusses the documentary ahead of our public screening and Q&A on Wednesday 14 October. Making Waves is a new film from Syncopate Media and comparing the lives of young black people growing up in the 1980’s with those growing up today. Nearly 40 years after the 1976 …

Welcome to Black History Month 2015 at UoN

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, introduces the University’s exciting programme for Black History Month 2015. This is the third year that the University is celebrating Black History Month, and we are delighted to offer a varied range of events to students, staff and the public this year, including public lectures, music and more. As a …

Black History Month 2014 – thank you!

Claire Henson (Equality and Diversity Officer) and Val Watson (BME Staff Network Chair) reflect on Black History Month 2014… The programme of events for The University of Nottingham’s celebration of Black History Month 2014 has been incredibly busy, rich, diverse, entertaining, thought provoking and ground-breaking. So much to learn, enjoy and discover about Black people who have …

A Pulitzer Prize Winner on Campus

Hannah Jeffery is an MRes student in American & Canadian Studies, where she is writing a dissertation on the aesthetic and political legacies of the Black Panther Party. In this post, she looks forward to welcoming Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Winner of Pulitzer Prize in History, for our final Black History Month lecture. Ever since the …

I have a dream — MLK and biblical allusion

Guest post by Revd Chris Dakin, Baptist Chaplain We Christians are inspired by the patience and hope for change expressed by some of our great black leaders. Progress is sometimes slow. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S.Constitution in 1865 abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. 98 years later in 1963 the Southern University students of America used …

Do you salsa…?

…cos they do in the Medical School, as you can see from the pics. The School of Health Sciences organised a salsa demo and lesson, and plenty of people took the opportunity to try something new. Under the watchful eye and expert tuition of Cleon from Crossbodyleads, the foyer was transformed from lunchtime mooching venue …

School of Chemistry staff showcased in digital slideshow

The School of Chemistry wanted to do something to celebrate Black History Month, but weren’t sure how to go about it. I mean, what does race matter when it comes to chemicals? Well, not a lot if you look at it on that level. But if you start examining the reasons why people end up …