Black Studies in the City – 8 Week Course


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University of the Arts
272 high holborn
wc1v 7ey
United Kingdom


26/03/2019 - 12/04/2019


6:00 pm - 8:45 pm


Dress Code:Smart
ID Required: No
Age:Adults Only


Black Studies in the City is a course exploring the black past & present to create a better future.

This course has been curated exclusively for professionals in London and will be led by renowned Black history academic Robin Walker whose credits include the African Union, The Hidden Colour series and whose alumni includes Dr Akala). 


Over 8 weeks you will have the unique opportunity to: 

  • Study under the leading historian on black history writing today in the english language.  
  • Master thousands of years of black history through Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Americas in 8 interactive sessions
  • Understand the causes of modern black problems that won’t go away and discuss practical solutions
  • Learn how you can build on the remarkable achievements of your ancestors economically, politically and culturally.

Course Outline:

The course will feature:

  • 5 classes on Black history and our contributions to world civilisation
  • 3 classes that touch upon issues in the Black community based on Psychology, Religion, Entrepreneurship, Community Economics, Pan-Africanism, and Sociology.

*If you have never attended a Robin Walker lecture before then join us on March 5th  for a one of lecture entitled: Thousands of Years of a Visible African Heritage.Those already signed up for the course can attend this free if they bring a paying friend along.

Date & Time:

  • Black Studies in the City course: Tuesday evenings March 26th – May 14th 2019 18:15pm – 20:30pm (sharp)
  • One-off lecture titled Thousands of Years of a Visible African Heritage– Tuesday evening 5th March 201918:15 – 20:30 (sharp)


University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY nearest station Holborn

Course fees: 

  • 8-week course fees – £150
  • Students with an NUS card – £110 * cards will be checked

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey


Why this course was put together?

This course is intended to empower professionals and give them the tools to overcome the social, psychological. And economic, and social challenges they will face in their personal and profession life

For example:

Economic Progress

  • Black Britons earning on average 23% less than their white counterparts (Richardson, 2016)
  • On average 40% of black people live in poverty (Joseph Rowntree Report)
  • Th estimated worth of the black economy is estimated to be worth £4.5 billion, however only 2% is spent with the black community

Criminal Justice 

  • 2.2% of the UK’s population is Black, but they make up 15 % of prison population. A worse proportion than in the US.
  • in 2011 there were 0 Black and minority Supreme Court Judges


  • Black African women have a mortality rate four times higher than White women in the UK.

Who is Robin Walker?

Robin Walker, also known as The Black History Man, is one of the UK’s most pre-eminent African scholars. For the last twenty-five years he has been lecturing adults at universities and conferences on African World Studies, Egyptology, Black History, personal development and wealth creation. He is author of the classic book When We Ruled, hailed as the single most advanced historical synthesis on the history of Africa and its people to date. His other best selling books include The Rise and Fall of Black Wall $treet and Black British History: Black Influences on British Culture 1948 to 2016. He has appeared in such documentaries asThe African History of Sport, Ancestral Voices 2, and Hidden Colors 4.

He currently serves as historian on the African Union’s Citizenship & Diaspora Directorate.

Will there be any course homework or tests?

The course will not include any mandatory homework or tests but you are invited to engage with us on social media between sessions and explore any suggested reading material. Books will be readily available for purchase both before and after lectures.

Can I register and pay for my a place on the day of a lectures? 

No, due to security reasons, we will need to provide attendee names to the venue the night before each event. Therefore, we will not take payment on the day, and you will need to pay for your space by 10pm the night before either the one off lecture or the first day of the course.

Can I pay for the course at the one-off lecture on March 5th? 

Yes absolutely, you will have the opportunity to pay for the Black Studies in the City course at the one-off lecture. Both cash and card welcome.

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