UCL marks Black History Month 2022
10 October 2022
There will be a variety of free talks and social events throughout Black History Month 2022 – follow this page to find out more and keep up to date with events as they are announced.
Follow this page to find out more about our range of interesting and thought provoking UCL events to mark Black History Month 2022, which starts this Saturday on 1 October.
- 4 October (in person): Join Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL Geography), Imagining the Black Cook in the multi-ethnic Victorian city as part of the SPRC Colloquium on Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies: 22-23, Term 1 seminar series, hosted by UCL's Sarah Parker Remond Centre
- 6 October (virtual): Dr Rochelle Burgess, Associate Professor in Global Health and Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases, gives an insight into the Windrush community in this free event 'Where is Home? Mapping the mental health impacts of the Windrush Scandal'. Chaired by UCL President & Provost, Dr Michael Spence.
- 7 October– 26 October (in person): Students' Union UCL showcases the diversity of Black artistic talent at UCL with a display in the South Cloisters.
- 10 October (in person): The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery, based at UCL, is pleased to announce its first public lecture of the 2022/3 academic year. Lissa保罗教授的讲座题为《Speaking the Unspeakable; Or, Providing the Evidence Without Being Censored.'
- 13 October (in person): Join Dr H Patten MBE in conversation with dancer and performer Sheba Monserrat Smadification - The Spirituality of Jamaican Dancehall Culture for what will prove to be an educational, yet lively evening about the dancehall movement interspersed with live performance. Hosted at UCL's Bloomsbury Theatre.
- 19 October (virtual): Inclusive Spaces: Everyday Curriculums / Everyday Pedagogies - join this online event to find out how simple changes can produce a big impact in built environment education.
- 25 October (in person): Part of the Perspectives on Racialisation, Gender and Feminist Methodologies seminar series 2022-23, Decolonial Feminist Thought: A conversation between Françoise Vergès and Edna Bonhomme. Please note this event is now sold out and has a waiting list. Please contact UCL's Sarah Parker Remond Centre directly be added to the waiting list.
- 25 October (virtual): Join Professor Paul Gilroy (UCL Centre for the Study of Race and Racism) and Dr Clive Nwonka (UCL Institute for Advanced Studies) to explore Arsenal’s historic contribution to Black sporting iconography in Black Arsenal: Race, Cultural Memory and Black British Identity. In-person tickets for this event at the Barbican are now sold out, but tickets to the live stream are still available.
- 26 October (in person): The Computer Science Race Equality Working group is hosting an in-person Black History Month event to celebrate Black Computer Scientists, network and share some Caribbean food: Black History Month: Celebrating Black Computer Scientists.
- 26 October (in person): Filmmaker, broadcaster and historian, David Olusoga, joins Professor Edward Denison (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) for a conversation as part of the Modern Heritage in the Anthropocene Symposium, hosted by The Bartlett International Lectures Autumn 2022.
- 27 October (in person): Join Rosemary Campbell Stevens MBE, in Global Majority – A Celebration of Decoloniality and Recentring Humanity as part of the Modern Heritage of Africa / Modern Heritage in Anthropocene symposium (MoHoA), who will be discussing decoloniality and advoating the importance of centring the global majority.
- 27 October (virtual): Black History Month conference with AstroNoir and University College London. Join us for this FREE virtual panel focusing on navigating academia and industry as a Black scientist. Accomplished speakers will talk about their journey through academia; hoping to encourage the next generation of students and offer some advice.
- 31 October (in person): The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and Ukrainian Institute London, have co-organized Decolonising Western Coverage of Ukraine. Listen to Terrell Jermaine Starr's unique perspective as an independent black reporter based in Kyiv, reimagine the coverage of the conflict in Ukraine.
This webpage is being updated with additional events as they are announced. If you are hosting a UCL event for Black History Month that you would like included here, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more
- Black History Month website
- The history department have specially collated a list of resources to learn about Black History which have been suggested by both staff and students.
- The Sarah Parker Remond Centre have compiled an archive of previous podcasts which showcase conversations about race and racialisation. Their latest episode features British born Nigerian artist Karimah Ashadu in conversation with Lara Choskey (UCL English), to discuss two of her recent films, Brown Goods (2020) and Plateau (2022).
- Library Services are collecting recommendations for books celebrating Black history – submit your favourites here.
- Join The Bartlett’s monthly Inclusive Spaces event series to explore equity, diversity and inclusion in the built environment. Find out more about their work on the Bartlett website.
- 'Black Perspectives in the Built Environment' explores the diverse contributions that Black perspectives have brough to the field - find out more on the Bartlett Faculty website.
- Listen to the IOE, Faculty of Education and Society's, episode about Diversity and inclusivity in academia as part of their 'Academia et al.' podcast series. Read an interview with IOE alumnus Banji Alexander, who has written a children's book about understanding Covid-19, and his thoughts about the importance of diversity in literature.