Members of Chineke! Orchestra with their instruments

 Credit: Eric Richmond and Joe Swift


October is a special month

Published: 2 October 2019


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Oxford University is running a campaign to celebrate Black History Month. Throughout October the University will amplify the annual celebration with a series of content streams and events recognising and appreciating the contributions that BME communities make to society and to the University.

Now in its 32nd year, Black History Month was created to raise awareness of the role that black Britons have played in our country’s history and the struggle for racial equality. 

At its heart, the campaign includes a video series looking at why Black History Month is important to members of the University of all backgrounds, and why we must do more to celebrate and include those from under-represented groups.

To ensure the campaign is as representative of the university community as possible we would love to hear from you. If you have strong feelings about cultural appreciation and would like to share your thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion and inspiring black figures that everyone should know about, please send us a self-recorded video clip between 15 and 50 seconds long addressing the question of what Black History Month means to you, and you might be featured on the University’s official social media accounts like Phoenix, Josh, Andi, Felix, Amy and Leila: 

We will be updating our Black History Month twitter thread throughout October as well as our Instagram feed and stories so keep an eye out.

See the main website for all the events of the month