Black History Month
Celebrating Black History 2013
Deepening the conversation: Privilege, power and racial unconscious bias
Oxford Learning Institute Public Seminar
Mr Malcolm Fialho, University of Western Australia
Date: 31 October
Time: 4 - 5.30pm
Venue: Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe’s Street
All are welcome, no booking required.
Call Mr Robeson
The play "Call Mr Robeson", written and performed by Tayo Aluko, depicts the life and struggles of singer, actor and civil rights advocate Paul Robeson.
Date: 7 November
Venue: Ruskin College, Dunstan Rd, Headington, Oxfordshire OX3 9BZ
Tickets £10 with £8.00 concessions for students (on production of their student card on the door).
Book tickets here
Black History Lecture 2013
Robin Walker (Author of "When we Ruled") will be speaking on ancient African universities education systems.
Robin Walker ‘The Black History Man’ was born in London but has also lived in Jamaica. He attended the London School of Economics and Political Science where he read Economics. In 1991 and 1992, he studied African World Studies with the brilliant Dr Femi Biko and later with Mr Kenny Bakie. Between 1993 and 1994, he trained as a secondary school teacher at Edge Hill College (linked to the University of Lancaster).
Since 1992 and up to the present period, Robin Walker has lectured in adult education, taught university short courses, and chaired conferences in African World Studies, Egyptology and Black History. The venues have been in Toxteth (Liverpool), Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Birmingham, Cambridge, Buckinghamshire and London .
Date: 8 November
Time: 6 - 8pm
Venue: Rhodes Lecture Theatre, Said Business School, Oxford University, Park End Street, OX1 1HP
All are welcome, no booking required
Black History Month 2012
There were various events across the University to celebrate Black History Month 2012, including an evening with Henry Bonsu, a joint event organised by The Equality and Diversity Unit and CRAE. Henry Bonsu, the presenter of Shoot the Messenger, Vox Africa English's flagship current affairs programme returned to Oxford to talk about his career, his experience of studying at Oxford and working for the BBC.
For a full listing of Black History Month events please download the Black History Month 2012 (533kb)
Black History Month 2011
There were various events in the University to mark Black History Month 2011.
A full listing can be viewed and downloaded here: Black History Month 2011 (540kb)
Black History Month 2010
Highlights from Black History Month 2010 included:
A brief history of the Caribbean emancipation - Alumnus Franklin Smith delivered an engaging and enlightening talk with special reference to slavery and abolition, with the aid of original anti-slavery memorabilia.
Good Hair - the screening of Chris Rock's directorial debut at St Hilda's College was huge success, with a full to capacity audience of staff, students and members of the local community. Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles, in this humorous documentary. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film focuses on African American women’s hair in and the styling industry surrounding it.
Sandi Russell’s acclaimed one woman show - “Render me my Song” traced the history of black women in America through words and music in an inspiring high energy performance.
A full listing of events for Black History Month 2010 can be downloaded here: BHM 10 poster (389kb)
Black History Month 2009
October 2009 was the second year the University celebrated Black History Month (BHM).
For a list of events please see BHM listings 09 (382kb)
To find out more about the University's Black
History Month's visual identity please see our interview with the designer Toby Whiting (University's Publications and Web Team) BHM Visual identity (19kb).
If you missed any of the events, you can find out more below:
Why Celebrate Black History panel discussion and launch event
The panellists for the launch event were:
- Ms Mia Morris, the founder of the Black History 365
Magazine. For more information see: http://www.black-history-month.co.uk/index.html
- Robert Taylor, Photographer specialising in character portraits, Robert has work in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Society, and several private collections. For more information see: http://www.taylor-photo.co.uk/
- Dr Stephen Tuck, Historian at the University of Oxford specialising in African American History. For more information see: www.history.ox.ac.uk/staff/postholder/tuck_sgn.htm
- Ms Shakyra Campbell, President of xACS, Oxford’s
Caribbean Society. For more information see: http://groupspaces.com/oxford-acs/
- Chairing the event was Becky Ayebia Clarke,
Park alumna and head of Ayebia publishing. For more information see: http://www.ayebia.co.uk/
Black Images seminar
Exploration and Understanding Poetry Workshop
Was an interactive poetry workshops facilitated by Oxford-based theatre group Kuumba Nia Arts. For more information contact Amantha Edmead, Artistic Director at email@example.com
Screening of Sisters in Law
For more information on the film see: