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 …

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 …

My thoughts on Black History Month – guest post

This is the last of our guest posts on the Black History Month blog for 2013. You’ll have seen Val Watson’s name mentioned in previous posts. She’s the co-ordinator for the BME Network at The University of Nottingham. Val has pulled together a lot of the info on events taking place around the University during …

Possibilities and limitations facing black youth — public lecture

Institutional racism in the education system is not a new subject for debate. The opportunities and support available to students and academics from BME backgrounds and how they compare to their white counterparts have been a research subject for Prof Cecile Wright — honorary lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. She’s also …

Staff profile — meet Lenford Vassell

Our second staff profile for Black History Month is Lenford Vassell. We’re publishing these throughout October — all our volunteers are members of the University’s BME Network. Where are you from? My favourite retort is that I am an Afrikan, born in the Caribbean living in England, who am I, from whence I came Afrika. …