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Black History Month: Events coming up next week

Loughborough University and the Students’ Union are hosting a range of COVID-compliant events to celebrate Black History Month this October.

Don’t miss these events coming up next week:

26 October, 10am-11.30am: Are p-values racist?

  • This workshop explores the history of statistics and its close ties to colonialism, eugenics and white supremacy

26 October, 6pm-6.45pm: Empire of Memories: Decolonisation and public opinion in twentieth-century Britain

  • This talk looks at what the end of the empire meant to people in post-war Britain by dissecting social surveys and opinion polls of the era

27 October: Black Business Showcase: Local and student businesses in Loughborough with LEN

  • LSU’s Ethnic Minorities Network and the Loughborough Enterprise Network are releasing a video to showcase Black businesses in the local community

28 October, 11.30am-12.30pm: ‘Black History is My History is Your History: Carol Leeming MBE

  • This is a short talk on Black history in the USA and its importance currently in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter and its role in reshaping British History. Carol Leeming will also be discussing Black history in Leicestershire.

28 October, 6pm-7.30pm: African-Caribbean Society’s Black creatives event

  • This event will discuss creative careers and professions with panellists sharing their experiences and top tips

29 October, 12.30pm-2pm: Café Academique

  • Three doctoral researchers will be discussing their research in a Black History Month special of Café Academique

29 October, 2pm-2.30pm: Energy Research Accelerator webinar series

  • The final webinar of this series will focus on Katherine Johnson who worked on several high profile NASA projects

30 October, 10am: Black History Month walk

  • This reflective walk around campus will start from the Rutland-Hazlerigg fountain and is open to staff and students. This event is to be confirmed, depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

For booking information click on the links above. Find out more about how Loughborough is celebrating Black History Month on the dedicated webpage.