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Race Equality at Cambridge


Highlighted Events

Below you can find recordings of events hosted or supported by the ED&I Section focussing on the issues of race, racism, and anti-racism initiatives.

Saying NO to Racism

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

This conversation was hosted by Cambridge Judge Business School as part of celebrations to mark Black History Month'22. 

Panellists included Dr Bola Grace, Founder of Orishi, which provides Inclusive Innovation solutions, and Dr Othman Cole and Womba Lagrue. Othman is a senior member of the Faculty at CJBS and Womba is the newly appointed Chair of the University of Cambridge, Race Equality Network. The Chair of the School’s Advisory Board, Julian Metherell, facilitated the discussion as an advocate for racial equality.

This Too, Is Cambridge (Eastern and South-eastern Asian Staff)

Monday, 18 July 2022

Michelle Hawthorne opened the panel event by acknowledging Race Equality Network’s statement of solidarity (Oct'21) with the Asian staff and student community at the University and within Cambridge who had experienced anti-Asian sentiments and hate crimes as a result of the pandemic. 

Professor Voon, Michelle Hawthorne, Dr Li Su, Susie Chan, and Dr Jie Zhou formed a panel of five, chaired by Michelle, who recounted their backgrounds, individual journeys to Cambridge, and sadly their shared personal experiences of racial prejudice.

A summary of the event and REN's statement of solidarity can be found here.

Dr Nicola Rollock and Prof Stephen J Toope in Conversation

Monday 8 March 2021

Dr Nicola Rollock and Professor Stephen J Toope discuss race, racism, gender and identity at the University of Cambridge as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. Chaired by Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa, University Race and Inclusion Champion, Department of Sociology.

Holocaust Memory And Lessons Are For All Of Us

Wednesday 27 January 2021

The 2021 Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture was delivered by Professor Esra Özyürek (University of Cambridge), who describes the need to conceptualize Holocaust memory as inclusive of all Europeans, and humans, so we can carry its memory and lessons well into the twenty-first century

Race Equality Charter: One Year On

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Speakers at the event include Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Eilís Ferran, Race Equality Champions Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Dr Kamal Munir, and the Chairs of the Race Equality Network, Professor Franklin Aigbirhio and Dr Rabia Dada-Oughton.

One Vision: Collectively Dismantling Racism in Higher Education

Wednesday 7 October 2020

The 2020 Annual Race Equality Lecture was delivered by Dr Jason Arday (Durham University), who was then in conversation with Dr Tyler Denmead and Tyra Amofah-Akardom (University of Cambridge).


Related Events

Other race equality events hosted or supported by the University and its partners are listed here.

Daughters and Sons of the Post-Windrush Generation: Reflections and New Directions

Tuesday 22 June, 2021

This event was hosted by the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement and Wolfson College, and consistes of a special panel discussion on the legacies of Windrush and connections to contemporary academic scholarship.

Black Lives Matter: Has anything really changed?

Wedneday 31 March, 2021

A panel discussion with Pragya Agarwal, Ali Meghji, Monica Figueroa and Kehinde Andrews. This event was part of the Cambridge Festival.

End Everyday Racism Report Launch

Friday 16 October, 2020

In this event the End Everyday Racism project share findings from its first report, based on testimonies and eyewitness accounts from over 100 students and staff at the university.

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Priyamvada Gopal in Conversation

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Reni Eddo-Lodge discusses themes in her bestselling book "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" with Dr Priyamvada Gopal as part of the CRASSH Impact Lecture and Conversation Series. The discussion is chaired by Lola Olufemi (Women's Officer, Cambridge University Students' Union)

Personal Histories of People of Colour in Cambridge

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

In this event, organinsed by the Personal Histories Project and Trinity College BME Officer Richelle George, panellists reflected on their histories and experiences to investigate what it means to be a person of colour at the University of Cambridge.