The phenomenal popularity of Clarks in Jamaica

On Thursday 8 October, Al Newman, DJ and cultural historian, discusses the remarkable popularity of Clarks shoes in Jamaica. Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, shares a personal memory in advance of the event. I can’t exactly remember when I had my first conversation about Clarks shoes with my Dad, but I think …

Events for Black History Month 2015

Black History Month kicks off this week, marking the start of a month of celebrating black history, art and culture at The University of Nottingham and beyond. We’ve got a range of events taking place on campus and in the city, ranging from music and spoken word to public lectures. Almost all are free. Get …

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 …

Read Hear at Nottingham Central Library

On Saturday 18 October, The University of Nottingham will join forces with Read Hear, a project with Nottingham City Libraries and local music promoters, I’m Not From London. Read Hear brings live music and spoken word performances to public libraries and began as a collaboration between University of Nottingham staff member Claire Henson and Will Robinson and …

BHM launch event – Nottingham Lakeside Arts

We held a launch event for the University’s Black History Month activity last night (yes, yes, it started last week, let’s just ignore that…). It featured local musicians and poetry readings, and went down really well. First up was Yasmin Issaka. Just her and her guitar. And her vocals were pretty impressive. Here she is …