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Race and society: Have we made any real progress since Black Lives Matter?

8:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday 27 March

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Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street, CB2 1UB

Professor Jason Arday will be in conversation with Dr Claire Hynes about race and society, about where we are now, where progress has been made and how much further there is to go. Chaired by Darren Lewis, Assistant editor and columnist of the Mirror.

*This event will be live streamed via the Cambridge Festival YouTube channel. Booking is only required if you plan to attend in-person. You can set up a reminder for when we go live here:*

Professor Jason Arday is the 2002 Professorial Chair in the Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. Previously, Jason was Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow in the School of Education, College of Social Sciences. He is a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank and the British Sociological Association (BSA). Jason sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel, the NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group and the ITV Cultural Advisory Council. Professor Arday’s research focuses on the areas of race and higher education, intersectionality and education, mental health and education, neurodiversity and cultural studies.

Dr Claire Hynes is a Lecturer in Literature & Creative Writing, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in Wasafiri journal of international contemporary writing, the Bath Short Story Award Anthology, Lighthouse literary journal and Tangled Roots anthology. Her theatre monologues have been performed at the Contact Theatre in Manchester. Claire was a winner of the Commonword monologue writing competition in 2016 and she was listed for the Bath Short Story Award in 2014 and commended in the Words and Women ‘about’ monologue competition in 2016. She presented the BBC World Service documentary 'My Granny, The Slave,' in August 2022 in connection with her research about an enslaved ancestor in Antigua and previously worked as a BBC documentary film-maker and as the news editor for black British newspaper, The Voice. Her work won national Creative Industry awards including a George Viner Memorial Award for journalism, a CRE Race in the Media Award and an RTS award.


Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Talk
Timing: In person, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 300
Theme: Society
Accessibility: Full access
Image copyright: Nicole Baster via Unsplash

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