Black History Month

October 5, 2020

We marked the beginning of Black History Month with a brilliant introductory student assembly from Mikal, VII, and a powerful Friday Lecture from the Rt Hon Stuart Lawrence. This launched a varied programme of events that ran both in and outside the classroom throughout October.  These included daily ‘on this day’ emails from the History Department highlighting particular moments/individuals significant to Black history, the second meeting of the Decolonised Reading Group, the launch of the new inclusion portal and a thought-provoking assembly from PocSoc (our new People of Colour Society). Talks covered topics ranging from Black history in Russia, carefully researched by Tea and Chenxi, VII, to the fascinating history of the west African country of Mali, presented by the History Society committee, Amelie, Clemmie, Courtenay and Sarah, VIII. A live webinar on Diversity and Inclusion for parents was followed by a pre-recorded webinar on Anti-Racism Training featuring Hayley Bennet, a global expert in the field, which was circulated to all staff and parents.

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