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More about what we do and why

We:

  • are uniquely positioned as the only Caribbean-led Research Centre within a University environment with a unique focus on the local community and the academic;
  • have a strong record of involvement locally within the borough;
  • are highly regarded by its peers as evidenced by the research community;
  • have  a 24-year history that builds on strong foundations from the 1980s, staff knowledge and expertise at the highest level;
  • have events that boast an emergent publishing programme focused on the local and global;
  • have a committed number of experienced volunteers;
  • have strong professional and personal relationships with stakeholders and other organisations at a national and international level.

Our Mission

To become a leading international Resource and Research Centre for the study, promotion and dissemination of Caribbean and Diaspora culture. We aim to develop and capitalize upon our unique position as the only Caribbean-led Research and Resource Centre within a University environment that documents, promotes and fosters the history of Caribbean culture locally and globally. 

We will continue to develop with a range of contemporary practitioners including writers, performers, oral historians, and technologists, the representation and promotion of Caribbean cultural knowledge and heritage in the UK, and internationally.  We will do this through an exploration of historical and contemporary cultural practices throughout the globe.  We will inspire and provoke critical discussion to promote the Centre’s aims.