Black History Month programme

The provisional programme of activities marking Black History Month at St Catharine's includes:

  • Friday 1 October & Sunday 31 October: The College will fly the flag of the Bahamas to commemorate our first Black student. Find out more.
  • Month long: The Shakeshaft Library will showcase of the works of Black alumni and students of St Catharine's.
  • Tuesday 12 October: Movie night hosted by the JCR.
  • Saturday 23 October:
    • Spoken word event and Q&A with Malik Al Nasir, St Catharine's postgraduate student and author of 'Letters from Gil' (2021, William Collins)
    • Formal Hall in celebration of Black History Month
  • Sunday 24 October: Choral Evensong service live-streamed from the Chapel, featuring the works of Black composers of traditional Anglican choral music, and guest speaker Chine McDonald, alumna and author of 'God Is Not a White Man: And Other Revelations' (2021, Hachette). Check the Chapel's list of services for further details.
  • Date TBC: A virtual careers event led by a panel of Black alumni 
  • Date TBC: Supporting a local Black-owned business - a food truck visits the College

Arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

Contact details

Matilda Watson

01223 338343