This book skilfully highlights the depth and breadth of connections that Black people have had with the University of Oxford. Long may this continue. By revealing these hidden stories, Pamela Roberts has provided both inspiration for potential students from black  communities and a reminder to Oxford and other universities of the value of ethnic diversity in the  academy’”

 

Dr Rob Berkeley, Former Director, Runnymede Trust.

Great book. Well done for collating these very important narratives about our history. This book is well over due and I hope it can be used for positive change within the  University of Oxford ‘.

 

Shakina Chinedu, Race, Religion and Belief Equality Adviser, Oxford University

This book skilfully highlights the depth and breadth of connections that Black people have had with the University of Oxford. Long may this continue. By revealing these hidden stories, Pamela Roberts has provided both inspiration for potential students from black  communities and a reminder to Oxford and other universities of the value of ethnic diversity in the  academy’”

 

Dr Rob Berkeley, Former Director, Runnymede Trust.

Black Oxford, the Untold Stories of Oxford University’s Black Scholars, delves into the University’s long and illustrious history of attracting many Black scholars from Africa, the Caribbean, America and the Commonwealth, from the matriculation of Christian Fredrick Cole, grandson of a slave in 1873, who  became the first African to practice in an English court.  He was followed by other outstanding personalities: Alain Locke, the ‘Father of the Harlem Renaissance’ was the first Black scholar to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1907; Grantley Adams, a student of St. Catherine’s, went onto become the first Premier of Barbados.

Uncovering the stories of prominent and lesser-known historical and contemporary Black students at Oxford, Pamela Roberts reveals a hitherto unknown strand in the university’s history and its relationship with the wider world.

Great book. Well done for collating these very important narratives about our history. This book is well over due and I hope it can be used for positive change within the  University of Oxford ‘.

 

Shakina Chinedu, Race, Religion and Belief Equality Adviser, Oxford University

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