Black British History |

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10:00 – 10:05 Welcome  & What’s your favourite Black British History book? 

10.05 -11.30 Session 1 Children’s Publishing

CHAIR Catherine Johnson (author)


Kandace Chimbiri (author) 

Darren Chetty (teacher) and Karen Sands O’Connor 

(Professor for Children’s Literature at Newcastle University)

Samantha Williams (Book Seller – ThisIsBook

Patrice Lawrence (author)

11.30 – 11.45 Breakout Rooms

11.45 – 1.15 Session 2 Educational Publishing 

CHAIR Lavinya Stennett (The Black Curriculum)


Hannah Cusworth (Head of History, The Charter School, East Dulwich) pre-recorded video

Janice Mansel-Chan ( Publisher, Oxford University Press) 

William Goodfellow (Commissioning Editor, Hodder Education)

Abdul Mohamed and Robin Whitburn (Justice2History)

1.15 – 2.15 Breakout rooms operating throughout lunch hour

2.15 – 3.45 Session 3 Academic Publishing 

CHAIR Prof Philip Murphy (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)


Alison Welsby (Liverpool University Press) pre-recorded video

Helen Gilmour and Geraldine Richards (Taylor and Francis/Routledge)

Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry (Director, Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and Reader in History, De Montfort University, Leicester)

3.45- 4.00  Breakout rooms

4.00 – 5.30 Session 4 Popular/Trade Publishing

CHAIR Kadija George MBE  (literary activist, writer and poet)

Video from Colin Grant launching WritersMosaic, an online platform for new writing from a mosaic of literary voices 


Robin Walker (author and publisher)

Hannah Chukwu (Assistant Editor at Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)

Patrick Vernon OBE (author and activist)

Natalie Jerome (literary agent at Aevitas Creative)

5.30 – 6.30    Result announcement: Favourite Black British History  book

      Informal break out rooms –pour a glass of wine?

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