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Jun 10

Black in Academia LIVE – Mon 10 and Tues 11 June 2019

June 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

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Black in Academia is the national campaign launched by Leading Routes which aims to further the conversation about the representation and experiences of Black students and staff in universities in the UK. We’re creating spaces and opportunities to celebrate Black achievement in higher education and prepare the next generation of Black academics.

(Find out more about our Black in Academia campaign: leadingroutes.org/bia.)

Black in Academia LIVE is our biggest event yet hosted by the Wellcome Collection! We’re bringing you a two-night academic festival taking place on the 10th and 11th June 2019 offering something fresh to the world of academia.  Expect an interactive evening with special guest talks, lively discussions and debates; and of course the opportunity to network and chill!

Don’t miss the chance to see 3 of our ‘Disrupting the Discourse’ scholars present talks on a range of topics! 

We want to connect academia with the wider community – this event is open and we welcome people outside of academia!

Monday 10th June

★        Headline speaker – Professor Kehinde Andrews plus an interview with Jessica Oshodin

★        x3 thought-provoking talks from our Disrupting the Discourse scholars!

★        Disrupting the Discourse Panel hosted by April-Louise Pennant 

★        Performance – Courttia Newland

★        Network and chill over drinks and nibbles

Tuesday 11th June

★        Headline speaker – Dr. Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun plus an interview with Ayo Olatunji

★        x3 thought-provoking talks from our Disrupting the Discourse scholars!

★        Disrupting the Discourse Panel hosted by Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury

★        Performance – BAKITA:KK

★        Network and chill over drinks and nibbles

Our event host for both nights: Carl Konadu

PLUS – Giveaways, new and discounted Black in Academia merch, books for sale and much more.

* Speakers may be subject to change



June 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
June 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
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Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
London, NW1 2BE GB
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