Comedy Live with Francesca Martinez and Steve Day

Thursday 14 December 7pm start Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Presented as part of Disability December 2017, Comedy Live will be showcasing two outstanding, award-winning stand-up comedians, Francesca Martinez and Steve Day. Open to University of Nottingham staff and their guests. Free. Book now to avoid disappointment! Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer and …

Steel drums and salsa dancing for Black History Month 2017

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences presents two musical events for Black History Month 2017. Both events are free, all are welcome and there is no need to book. Come along for the celebrations! Thursday 19 October: Steel Drum Band – A live performance                 Thursday 12 …

Tea & Talk in support of the Mental Health Foundation

The Faculty of Engineering presents… Tea & Talk Event – Tuesday 10th October 10am to 1pm in Room C21, NTEC Building. Tea & Talk is a fundraising event in support of the Mental Health Foundation.  It will be an opportunity for an informal get together to discuss mental health issues and share experiences.  The Faculty will be …

Black History Month Celebration – a live music event with Nottingham Contemporary

The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Contemporary present a celebration music event for Black History Month Joy Mumford Joy Mumford’s beautifully melodic songs and carefully crafted lyrics show not only the true depth of Mumford as an artist, but the whimsical and humorous side of her personality. Her unique soul-folk vocal style combined with a …

Dreadlocks Story (PG): Film screening and discussion

Dreadlocks Story is a historical page which exhibits the bonds of survival of African and Indian culture in Jamaica in view of up-front anti-slavery and anti-imperialist struggles. Due to British colonists, Indians and African descendants have met in the plantations and created something absolutely unique and indispensable to express what they had been oppressed by. …

Digging deeper: unearthing narratives of black British coal miners

The saying, ‘You are only a handshake or two away from a former coal miner,’ seems to resonate now more than ever in Britain’s social and industrial history. Since the nationalization of the British coal industry in 1947 and the demise and total eradication of UK deep coal mining, through the forced closure of around …

Race Equality in Higher Education – What’s it got to do with you?

The Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham are delighted to announce a joint conference: ‘Race Equality in Higher Education – what’s it got to do with me?’ The conference will be held in the Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus on Monday 30th October, 10:15am – 3:30pm. As both universities have made a commitment to …

Workplace Wellbeing Massages

Settle into summer with a free workplace massage. As part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme for staff we are offering 15 minute, seated and clothed, acupressure massages which use a variety of techniques to relax, sooth and revitalise you at work. Massages work on a physical level to eliminate the knots and stresses that build …

Looking back on Centre for Research in Race and Rights events

This year’s Black History Month events, run by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights in collaboration with the American and Canadian Studies Department, were a great success, reaching a variety of communities in Nottingham and provoking important discussions. Below are reviews of the various events held. October Dialogues: ‘Unspeakable Things Unspoken’: Transatlantic Slavery …