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Black History Month programme

The provisional programme of activities marking Black History Month 2022 at St Catharine's is below:

  • Saturday 1 October & Monday 31 October: The College will again fly the flag of the Bahamas to commemorate our first Black student. Find out more.
  • Monday 10 October onwards: The College's Shakeshaft Library will feature a display showcasing the work of Black authors from our library collection. 
  • Wednesday 12 October: The Health & Wellbeing team will be inviting everyone in College to the return of their popular Tea@3 events, with treats celebrating Black History Month to encourage everyone to connect and take a break from their work/studies.
  • Friday 14 October: St Catharine’s students are co-hosting an intercollegiate open mic event at Clare College.
  • Saturday 22 October: The Adderley Dinner, named in memory of our first Black student and supported by the Master’s Fund, will celebrate the achievements of our Black community and foster connections between current students and alumni. Invited guests will be welcomed by Lady Welland (2020) at a reception in Master’s Lodge Dining Room.*
  • Sunday 23 October: Choral Evensong service live-streamed from the Chapel, with The Revd Shana Maloney preaching on the Magnificat and empowerment, and the work of Black composers featured among the musical performances.
  • Date tbc: For the start of the new academic year, alumna Dr Samara Linton (2012, Medical Sciences), editor of The Colour of Madness (2nd ed. 2022, Pan Macmillan), is working with our Health & Wellbeing team to organise an event dedicated to health inequalities, including improving the mental health experiences of people from Black and Asian backgrounds.
  • 1–31 October: Supporting a local Black-owned business – Africfood is based in the Market Square and is kindly offering St Catharine’s students a 15% discount for food purchased before 1pm during October. Contact jcr.bme@caths.cam.ac.uk for further details

* This event is primarily for members of the College community who identify as Black/mixed Black – all other activities during Black History Month are open to all parts of the wider College and/or University community.

Contact details

Archivist
Matilda Watson

01223 338343
archivist@caths.cam.ac.uk