BHM 2021

black history month

October is Black History Month and throughout the month we will be celebrating and recognising the contributions black people have made to our society and culture.

This year we’re delighted to again be working closely with the African and Caribbean Society to bring you a series of events throughout October, which you can check out below. We’ll also be celebrating Black students at Exeter throughout the month on social media and on this webpage, so stay tuned.

The University of Exeter (in particular the Business School) are running some fascinating online events for you to join too.


Wednesday 6 October 09:30 – 10:30

Talk by Professor David Olusoga OBE – Black British Contributions

Join David Olusoga OBE as he shares his thoughts on what it means to be Black and British, exploring the challenges faced and the contributions the Black community has made to the fabric of British society. Organised by UEBS.
 Get your ticket here.

Wednesday 6 October 19:00 - 21.30

Movie Night with African-Caribbean Society (chosen film is 'One Night in Miami')

Join ACS in a watch party to see ‘One Night in Miami’, a 2020 film exploring the meeting of four prolific figures of modern history: Malcolm X, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Jim Brown and Sam Cooke. The film follows the aftermath of Clay's win in the fight against World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston. What happens throughout this one night will change history moving forward. Discuss with others what you think of the film!

Thursday 14 October 17:00 – 18:00

Bryan Knight - Exeter alumnus speaker event on The Black Power Movement

Bryan Knight is an Exeter alumnus and journalist, oral historian and podcaster focussed on British History and current affairs. Bryan will be joining us to discuss the Black Power Movement in Britain. Read his most recent article about the inspirational achievements of Altheia Jones-Lecointe.

Register your interest for the event here(online Zoom/Teams link to be circulated via email before the event).

Monday 18 October 17:30 – 18:30

In Conversation with Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur is an award-winning, best-selling author and performance poet, with a mission to push the boundaries of poetry and literature. We’re delighted to have Sophia with us in person speaking on empowerment and self-expression, and performing a spoken word piece.

Get your free ticket now.

Society Events

Wed 6th October

Student Activities It's About Race Webinar with the Diversity Trust
2pm - 4pm
The overall aim of the course is to educate individuals giving them a better, in-depth understanding of various forms of racism, as well as racial bias and the issues affecting the black community in the context of the current climate

Thu 14th October

Creative Writing Society BHM Dead Poets Session
7pm - 9pm
Building One: Kolade Teaching Room
We're hosting a Dead Poets Session with an emphasis on black writers. Join us to share and listen to some fantastic pieces of literature!

Fri 22nd October

University of Exeter Law Society Online Pub Quiz/Games for Black History Month
6pm - 7:30pm
This online pub quiz/games event will be held for Black History Month and donations will be encouraged to go towards a relevant charity which will be chosen and announced closer to the time!


Jodie Tobaiwa

Jodie, a 3rd year Law student shares her experiences with diversity on campus, and how she found her home through societies like Women's Basketball

Nicole Bloomfield

Nicole, a 3rd year Law student describes her experiences adjusting to Exeter as an international student, while finding connection through cultural societies

Waleed Elnaim

Waleed, a 1st year Law student, gives their advice on finding friendship and support as a BIPOC student at Exeter

Leena Musa

Leena, a 3rd year Psychology student, shares tips on making friends and priortizing your wellbeing at uni

Ronald Dadey

Ronald, a 3rd year Law student, describes his experience of adjusting to Exeter after growing up in London and meeting new people through societies

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