Black History Month at Goldsmiths

October is Black History Month. Find out about events to attend in our local area and online.

This page brings together events organised or hosted by Goldsmiths, as well as those featuring our community of students, staff and alumni. 

Events open to all

A Caribbean Couturier in Lewisham

Discover the forgotten textile legacies of Lewisham’s Windrush Generation. This interactive installation recreates the 1960s room where Caribbean couturier Sylvia Prime lived, worked and raised her children. Lovingly curated by her daughter, Joy, the installation draws on memory, oral histories and family photographs to tell the story of the Caribbean women who produced couture gowns alongside their day jobs in Lewisham.
14 - 28 October 2022
11am - 6pm
Unit 17, Lewisham Shopping Centre

Black Regionality, Space, and Community-Led Histories

Join Goldsmiths History Society for their first talk of the 2022/23 year as they celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Goldsmiths' MA Black British History alum Holly Cooper.
26 October 2022
Richard Hoggart Building and online

Black History Month Teach Outs

Goldsmiths Students' Union are running a day of teach outs for Black History Month. Teach outs are a chance for students, lecturers and guests to give a talk or host a workshop and for students to share their knowledge and history of a topic of their choice. Teach outs are spaces of collective learning and radical thinking, and do not adhere to any curriculum. All students are welcome to come and share their thoughts during these sessions.
26 October 2022
Goldsmiths Students' Union, first floor

Sofa Sessions: Black History Month

Join Goldsmiths Students' Union for their new monthly acoustic night, Sofa Sessions. To celebrate Black History Month this event will showcase the local talents of black musicians and spoken word artists, transforming the SU's First Floor into a living room complete with lamps, throws, rugs and butler.
27 October 2022
Goldsmiths SU Lounge, First Floor

Amplifying Women's Voices

Goldsmiths Honorary Fellow Dr Kadjia Sesay and Deirdre Osborne join Saskia Calliste and Cheryl Robson to discuss their books.
27 October 2022
Books on the Rise, Hill Rise, Richmond

Black History Month: Career Coffee Morning

Goldsmiths Careers Service will be hosting a Coffee Morning networking event in collaboration with the Students' Union BME Liberation Network. The event aims to provide an opportunity for Goldsmiths students or recent graduates to meet and network with organisations and inspiring individuals who actively support black students throughout their time at university and in the transition into the workplace.
31 October 2022
Goldsmiths SU Cafe

Events for students and staff only

Generation Delta: Preparing for Postgraduate Research (PGR) Study workshop

20 October, 9am - 5pm, online via Zoom

Thinking about applying for a PhD or EdD? Would you like to find out about the PGR journey and how those who are currently studying for a doctoral degree gained admission to their programme?

Join this one-day workshop to find out about the PGR journey and how those who are currently studying for a doctoral degree gained admission to their programme.

You will hear from professors who are part of the Black Female Professors Forum as well as current doctoral students and university staff involved in administering funding.

This workshop is open to women who identify as Black, Asian and/or from racialised minority ethnic communities who are current UK undergraduate or Masters students or are considering a return to study for a doctoral degree.

Registration to attend for free.