How we represent our community reflects our values. The present focus on who is represented in images of various kinds around the College provides us with an opportunity to consider how we want to portray our community, and to reflect its diversity and impact in the world.

The College has commissioned a group under the aegis of President’s Board to propose ways in which its diverse community can be celebrated by means of images and depictions of alumni, staff and students. The intent is to recognise the breadth of our community in its many aspects, as part of the College’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Get involved

The Artworks group are asking the Imperial Community to share photos of art in their departments to help better understand what is displayed around campus.

We also want to hear views about spaces that might be good places for new art, opinions on our current artwork, and the kinds of art our community would like to see around campus - including figures we might want to reflect in our art. Our community can email us with thoughts and pictures to: artworkgroup@imperial.ac.uk

Artworks Group

Membership

Sian Harding                       Professor of Cardiac Pharmacology (Chair)

John Slyce                           Senior Tutor and Admissions Tutor, Royal College of Art (Advisor)

Zixiao Wang                         Graduate Student Union President

Anne Barrett                       College Archivist and Corporate Records Manager

Mary Reynolds                    Director of Development and Campaigns

Moonlie Fong-Whittaker   Learning and Development Programme Coordinator

Sally Parekh                         Race Equality Charter Coordinator

Deborah Evanson               Press and Communications Manager

Richard Jardine                   Consul for the Faculty of Engineering/Business School

Eric Aboagye                       Professor, Department of Surgery & Cancer

Debbie Adegoke                 Imperial College Union BME Officer

Nikita Rathod                      Communications and Events Officer, IGHI

Christopher Bamikole        Lab Manager and Section Safety Coordinator, Medicine

Kemi Aofolaju                     Communications and Events Officer, Bioengineering

Yasmin Abdi                        Divisional Operations Assistant, Medicine

Anique Varleigh                  Head of Exams and Assessment, Business School

Ji Young Yoon                      Mechanical Workshop Technician, Bioengineering

Camille Gajria                     Clinical Teaching Fellow, School of Public Health

Jess Wade                           Research Fellow in Materials

Samraat Pawar                   Reader in Theoretical Ecology, Life Sciences

Mable Nakubulwa             CLAHRC Research Associate, School of Public Health

Alinta Sara                          French and African Art History Lecturer, CLCC

Julian Jones                        Professor of Biomaterials

Sara Rankin                        Professor of Leukocyte and Stem Cell Biology

Mindy Lee                            Head of Art

Charlene Swaby                  Accounts Receivable Assistant, Finance                             

Thanya Siamwalla               Imperial College Union Interfaith Officer         

Omar Leon                           Database Assistant, Student Recruitment & Outreach

Ralf Martin                           Associate Professor in Economics, Business School 

Martha Salhotra                   Internal Communications Officer

Bridget McNulty                  Management Trainee, Office of the President/Provost (Secretary)

Terms of Reference

1. To scope the options for Imperial College to increase the visual representations of its communities in public space across its campuses, with a view to finding locations for the long-term display of artworks relating to the diversity of the community.

2. To consult with members of the College and its wider communities, including alumni and partners to identify individuals and groups whose images might be portrayed.

3.  To advise the President and Provost on locations for new works of artand portraits that can be commissioned.

Key Dates

Report Jan 2021

President’s Board recommended actions March 2021