The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities and the events that have sparked the current Black Lives Matter protests have demonstrated the urgency with which we need to address racism in the UK.
This online event will discuss the ways in which racism is embedded in science and academia. It will reflect on scientists’ historical role in establishing and legitimising racist theories and examine how we can eradicate this legacy from our work today.
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist who holds Masters degrees in Engineering from The University of Oxford, and in Science and Security from King’s College London. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was one of Nature’s top ten books of 2019 and won the Transmission Prize. It was also named a book of the year by the Financial Times, Guardian, The Telegraph and Sunday Times. Angela also wrote Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, which explores the effect of sexism on scientific research. Angela presents radio and television programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared across the world, including in Nature, New Scientist, The Sunday Times, and National Geographic.
This event will be hosted by EDIC and chaired by Imperial Alumna Dr Red Elmahdi.
This event is open to all. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the event. Please note, this event will not be recorded by request of the speaker.