Thursday, 25 July 2013

Modern Day Protest podcast

 From the Bishopsgate Institute:

The world has always seen protest and dissent but in these difficult and changing times, how can the voices that challenge authority really be heard? How can a message reach the widest number of people? Which forms of resistance have the greatest impact? How can support be generated and who is really listening? From protests, rallies and direct action to worldwide digital petitions and 'armchair activism', our panel of experienced campaigners discuss methods of protest in today's modern world. Speakers included Madeline Carroll (Campaigns Director, 38 Degrees), Trenton Oldfield (This is Not A Gateway), Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck, University of London and Defend the Right to Protest) and Gobi Sivanthan (Individual activist, Hunger Striker outside London Olympics). The event was chaired by Hugh Muir (Guardian).

Listen here

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Conference: The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History

27-28 October 2013
International Slavery Museum and The Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool 
Featuring speakers including Yvonne Brewster, Selwyn Cudjoe, Rawle Gibbons, Robert A Hill, Selma James, Nick Nesbitt, Frank Rosengarten, Bill Schwarz and Matthew J Smith. For a provisional programme, as well as details of registration (by 1 September 2013) see
For more info, contact Rachel Douglas -

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Guardian Black History wall charts updated

From Gaverne Bennett:
Just writing to let you know that The Guardian black history wall charts I did 5 years ago have been updated and expanded.
The updates build on the original 5 wall charts  e.g. looking at the last 5 years. They will form part of The Guardian collection website.
You can see them here:
You can see the original 5 wall charts here:
or follow more updates on twitter:
By the way, for any of you interested in learning/know about women scientists I revamped and updated a wall chart I did a while ago you can see here:
Please feel free to forward this.