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 …

Clarks in Jamaica – you should’ve been there

I went to the fascinating Clarks in Jamaica talk at Nottingham Lakeside Arts last night. It really stood out as one of the most intriguing events on our (pretty special) Black History Month programme, and it didn’t disappoint. DJ and cultural historian Al Newman (Al Fingers) told the story of Clarks’ incredible popularity in Jamaica, …

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 …