Diversifying the curriculum

During 2014/15 we launched a project  to explore current curricula and investigate the scope for increased diversification, including:

  • Pilot projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions;
  • A series of termly seminars and discussions organised by the student Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) and the Race and Resistance Research Network at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
  • Inviting speakers from other academic organisations to discuss their experience of leading cultural change
  • A high profile Race and the Curriculum lecture series. This began with Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, on ‘Britain’s black debt: reparatory justice and the restoration of ‘moral nation status’ in January 2016 and, in April 2016, Professor Homi Bhabha (Director of the Humanities Centre at Harvard). In Michaelmas Term 2016 we will welcome Professor Ruth Simmons (honorand at this year’s Encaenia, and former President of Brown University, USA).

The project is being overseen by the University’s Education Committee and run by the Education Policy team.