This too, is Cambridge

Friday 22 October 2021

For Black History Month, the Race Equality Network is hosting a special panel discussion centred on the Black staff experience at the University of Cambridge, with a range of voices from libraries, colleges, and departments. This event will be moderated by Esiri Lawrence.



5-5.30pm: Meet and greet with tea and pastries

5.30-5.35pm: Welcome and introduction, Dr Rabia Dada-Oughton (Co-chair, Race Equality Network)

5.35-6.15pm: Panel discussion

6.15-7pm: Audience Q&A

7-8pm: Drinks reception with canapés


Sonita Alleyne, Master of Jesus College

Prof Franklin Aigbirhio, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College

Jennifer Skinner, African Studies Library Manager

Dr Kenny Monrose, Department of Sociology, Fellow at Wolfson College


There will be a drinks reception following this event from 7-8pm. Wine and cordial will be available, alongside a range of canapés.

COVID Regulations

We will be managing attendance at this event so that the venue does not exceed 50% capacity. The venue is socially-distanced, well-ventilated and hand sanitiser will be available on entry. Our attendees are encouraged to wear masks if able when seated at the venue, although this is not a requirement.

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