UCL Celebrates Black History Month 2022

Black and white photo featuring protestors holding a sign saying 'The Windr
Black and white photo featuring protestors holding a sign saying 'The Windrush Generation helped to build Britain'

UCL is celebrating Black History Month 2022 with a variety of free talks and social events. 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  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 R emond 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’ . The event is being chaired by the Provost, Dr Michael Spence. 

10 October - [IN PERSON]:  The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery is pleased to announce its first public lecture of the 2022/3 academic year at UCL. Professor Lissa Paul’s lecture is titled ’ 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. 

25 October 2022 - [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 the Sarah Parker Remond Centre directly be added to the waiting list. 

25 October - [VIRTUAL]:  Join UCL’s Professor Paul Gilroy and Dr Clive Nwonka to see how they 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 Barnbican are now sold out,  but tickets to the live stream are still available.

26 October - [IN PERSON]:  Filmmaker, broadcaster and historian, David Olusoga, joins Professor Edward Denison (UCl, Bartlett)  for a conversation as part of the Modern Heritage in the Anthropocene Symposium in this free event  The International Lectures: David Olusoga

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) discuss decoloniality and and advoating the importance of centring the global majority.

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  internalcommunications@ucl.ac.uk. 

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