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Season 8        January - March 2023 on Fridays at 12.30pm UK time

Liz Millman, Director of Learning Links International is the facilitator of Black History Conversations, with 
Simon Ferrigno from Belong Nottingham doing the techie stuff, supported by members of the
Windrush Allies Network.

20/1/2023 # 89  Sarah Parkes - review on Trevor Noah's book 'Born a Crime'

Jonathan Bush - Durham University - Race Equality Award

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTOODIlDfZc

27/1/2023  #90  Angharad Tomos - author of Woven    (apologies Montez)

Recording:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjfxKSCZ3i8

3/2/2023  #91 Chief Thomas and Dr Anne Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Southern African History
Durham University
joined us for a fascinating converstion about Chief Thomas's work and links with the DRC and Dr Anne Heffernan's work on Black History in her role at Durham University   anne.k.heffernan@durham.ac.uk

Recording:  https://youtu.be/nMC5BhW_ZjM

10/2/2023  #92   David Hern and Panel - interesting conversations  Linford Sweeny - apologies 

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUKXYJOwAZY

17/2/2023  #93 Montaz Marche joined us to talk about her interesting work with UCL and the National Archives on 'This is Black Britain' and her research on 'Black Women in 18th Century London'

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAlKaGR_1Co


24/2/2023  #95   Eleanor Shearer - author of River Sing Me Home  - apologies from Liz Millman

This week author Eleanor Shearer came along to talk about her new book, "River sing me home", which tells the tale of a mother seeking her children after she has been emancipated. Set in 1834, it was a Good Morning America book club pick in February 2023

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKbBSV-aJzE&t=127s

3/3/2023    #96   Marie-Claire Faray from DRC 

Recording: https://youtu.be/Tv9YVFfolf0

10/3/2023  #97  Tayo Refletions and updates (Apologies Bernard Burrell) 

Recording: https://youtu.be/QnXQlafWnI4


17/3/2023  #98   Michael I. Ohajuru FRSA Senior Fellow Inst of Commonwealth Studies: The John Blanke Project  -  Imagine the Black Tudor trumpeter and see how far the John Blanke Project’s come and where it’s going
about.me/michaelohajuru   michael@ohajuru.com   079 40 50 79 00
check out JohnBlanke.com or Twitter or  Facebook

The Book of the Project is coming soon...with your help!


Recording: https://youtu.be/rxigWZX_OyE

24/3/2023  #99   Review and reflections

31/3/2023  #100  We met today to thank everyone who has supported Black History Conversations, as this was our 100th session, and end of Season 8.

Melissa Williams of the University of York spoke about the Windrush scandal and the impact on Windrush descendants sense of belonging in the UK, while there were many contributions from participants including June Elizabeth White Smith Gulley. Prof Sir Geoff Palmer reflected on the progress made and challenges in telling honest story of history and other participants shared updates. 



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