Brookes academic to deliver prestigious annual lecture

Tuesday, 02 October 2007


Dr Robert Beckford, Reader in Black Theology and Popular Culture, will deliver this years prestigious Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 10 October at City Hall, London.

Dr Robert Beckford, Reader in Black Theology and Popular Culture at Oxford Brookes, will deliver this year's prestigious Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 10 October at City Hall, London.

Claudia Jones was the pioneer of Black journalism in Britain and the founder of the West Indian Gazette, the country's first British-Black newspaper.

Dr Beckford is a leading Black theologian and broadcaster. In his presentation he will explore how understanding 'whiteness' offers an important strategy for community cohesion and democratic inclusion.

The lecture has been organised by the National Union of Journalists' Black Members Council and is sponsored by the Mayor of London. It is part of the city's Black History Month events.