UCL marks Black History Month 2022

UCL Black History Month
UCL Black History Month

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. 

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. 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. 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.

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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