An Evening with Professor Jason Arday - Black History Month 2022

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 17:00 to 20:15

Jason Arday

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre , John Henry Brookes Building , Headington Campus


Jason Arday is Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow. Previously, he was Associate Professor in Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Deputy Executive Dean (People and Culture) in the Faculty of Social Science and Health at Durham University.

“I’m very proud to be a Black person in academia that tries to mobilise Black endeavour as much as possible, and really try to encourage as many Black and minority ethnic people as possible to enter the academy. And most importantly, not to survive but to thrive in the academy.”

As one of the youngest UK professors and drawing on his experience of autism and neurodivergence in education, Jason will talk about the context of racism and race in higher education, focusing on systemic racism and mental health.

Following the lecture we will host a panel discussion on the topic of Overcoming Barriers to Black Wellness. This will be chaired by Nina Epelle, who leads the University’s BAME Staff Network, and it will include Dr Reena Vohora from the Staff Diversity Network of the Oxford NHS Trust and Professor Laura Serrant OBE, along with members of our student alumni network and current Oxford Brookes academics.

Please submit any questions you have for the panel session in advance to

Both the lecture and panel session are open to the public.

Event Timings;
Keynote Lecture 17.00-18.00
Food and Refreshments 18.00-18.45
Panel Session 18.45 -20.15

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