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 …

Highlights from ‘Citizens of the Third Reich’

Friday 27 January 2017 wwas Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. To commemorate this, and launch our LGBT History Month events programme, Dr Max Biddulph gave a public lecture titled ‘Citizens of the Third Reich – everyday betrayals and the Pink Triangle prisoners of Sachsenhausen’. This lecture explored …

Welcome to LGBT History Month 2017

Dr Max Biddulph, Associate Professor in Education and Counselling and Chair of the University’s LGBT Staff Network, introduces LGBT History Month 2017. Welcome to LGBT History Month at The University of Nottingham, which we will be marking this year with a full programme of events, lectures, film screenings, panel discussions and more. The theme of …

Black History Month 2016 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, reflects on another successful year celebrating Black History Month. As we come to the end of Black History Month 2016, I look back with a sense of pride over all of the activity that has taken place across the month. Huge thanks go out to all those …

Welcome to Black History Month 2016!

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, introduces the University’s exciting programme for Black History Month 2016. For the fourth year running, the University is celebrating Black History Month. The programme showcases activities and events across our schools, departments and professional services. All these events are open to everyone – so come along, whether you’re …