Black History Month

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  • Black History Month Programme for October 2019

    Oxford Brookes is proud to be part of the annual celebration of Black History Month, joining universities, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations and employers, with a programme of events and activities to highlight the history and achievements of BAME communities and perspectives on BAME inclusion.

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    Download the Brookes Black History Month Programme 2019 (PDF) »

  • Black History Month Events

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      Black History Month Drop ins

      1 October - Harcourt Hill Campus
      10.30am to 11.30am, Westminster Square

      2 October - Headington Campus
      11am to 12pm, Forum, JHBB

      9 October - Wheatley Campus
      12pm to 1pm, Refectory/Hub

    • Amazing Grace documentary screening

      3 October 2019

      Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club: Amazing Grace

    • African and Caribbean food demo and giveaway

      11 October 2019

      African and Caribbean food demo and giveaway

    • Start-up Swag

      21 October 2019

      Start-up Swag
      Hear from our inspiring panel, featuring Timothy Armoo, CEO of Fanbytes, alongside Tiwalola Ogunlesi, of Confident and Killing It, and Joycelyn Mate, of Afrocenchix, with music from DJ Ovaproof.

    • Black History Month Open Session

      23 October 2019

      Black History Month Open Session - Swindon Campus

    • Upstream event

      24 October 2019

      Upstream: thinking and acting for diversity and inclusion
      This roundtable discussion centres on the presentationof Upstream, a newsletter about inclusivity, diversityand equality at Oxford Brookes University, edited bythe BAME Staff Action Group.

    • I Am Not Your Negro documentary screening

      24 October 2019

      Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club: I Am Not Your Negro

    • Be Ambitious and Model Excellence

      28 October 2019

      Be Ambitious and Model Excellence: Find Your Purpose
      Connect with your BAME colleagues and gain insights on the career journeys of our senior leaders Mary Pierre-Harvey (Director of Estates and Campus Services), Adrian Thomas (Director of Global Student Recruitment), Lydiah Igweh (Enterprise Support Manager, RBDO) and Joe Tah (Associate Dean Strategy and Development, TDE). Also hear from guest speaker, Jessica Huie MBE, labelled one of Britain’s most inspiring entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard. Networking and food.

  • Past events

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    Download the Black History Month 2018 Programme (PDF) »


    This year marks the 50th year of race legislation in this country. This event will focus on the journey that the UK and race relations have taken. There are some commentaries that indicates that the UK has become post racial, this event will focus on the future of race relations in the UK as well as understanding the intersectionality that interacts with race. Rob Berkeley, writer and activist has focused his work on equality and justice. In particular the areas of race/ethnicity, LGBT rights, and the intersections between the two.

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