DU Black History Month Keynote Event 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021

Organised by the University’s BAME Network along with the Durham People of Colour Association (DPOCA) and the EDI Unit, our keynote event will feature Alexandra Wilson who will speak about our Black History Month theme for 2021, Visibility and Voices, and who will also share her story as a young female Black barrister navigating the legal profession.


The event will include a Q&A with the audience to be co-chaired by Dr Mahshid Turner and a representative from DPOCA.

About the Keynote Speaker

Proudly from Essex, Alexandra studied at the University of Oxford and was awarded two prestigious scholarships, enabling her to research the impact of police shootings in the US on young people’s attitudes to the police. She went on to study for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and her Master of Laws at BPP University in London. Alexandra was awarded the first Queen’s scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, a scholarship awarded to students showing exceptional promise in a career at the Bar.

Alexandra is author of In Black and White. She is also the founder of Black Women In Law, an organisation with over 500 members. She also co-founded One Case At A Time, an organisation set up to assist disenfranchised minorities in the legal process.


Please note that this event will be held via Zoom Webinar. Once you have registered, kindly save the event details in your diary and we will provide you with the Zoom Webinar link a few days before the event. This is a free event. All welcome.

If you have any questions regarding this panel discussion, please get in touch by clicking on the ‘contact’ box located towards the bottom of this page.