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Black History Month 2022

Time for Change: Action Not Words

Black History Month (BHM) takes place annually in October in the United Kingdom. The event aims to celebrate, recognise, and help people learn about Black cultures and achievements; and to highlight the contributions of Black people to society. The theme for this year’s BHM celebration is “Time for Change: Action Not Words”.

The University of Bradford is pleased to be marking Black History Month 2022. We are putting together an institution wide programme in collaboration between the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), the Students’ Union and the Race Equality Staff Forum. 


Black History Month Logo

See our upcoming events below and how to register.  Read more about the speakers and panellists here...

Tuesday 11th October 2022 

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Online event

Registration link 

Thursday 13th October 2022

11:00am  to - 2:30pm

Registration link 

Wednesday 19th October 2022 

13:30pm to 5:00pm

University of Bradford - Norcroft Centre

Registration link 

Monday 24th October 2022

3:00pm to 6:00pm

University of Bradford - Richmond Building JSB Lecture Theatre

Book your tickets here


BHM profile page

We want to hear from staff and students and give you the opportunity to highlight the history and achievements of black and brown people and to celebrate the intersecting identities they are proud of. 

  • You can do this with the following:

    • Provide a quote
    • Use photo’s
    • Tell us your story (write-up)
    • Record a short video

Please forward your submissions to

Students Union (SU) Events

The Students Union are organising various events for Black History Month

Here is a list of events, further details to follow:

5th - Launch/Fayre

8th - Liverpool Trip

11th- Movie Screening

13th - Panel Session 

18th - Movie Screening

19th - Cooking class

26th - Movie Screening

29th - York Trip

31- Closing Ceremony Cocktail/Mocktail

Black History Month Reading List & Book Display

This reading list supports the 2022 theme Time for Change: Action Not Words. The list highlights some of the resources available at JB Priestley Library in the following areas:

  • Black History
  • Anti-racism
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Belonging, Identity and Literature
  • Windrush
  • Decolonisation of the university and curriculum.

We welcome additional suggestions to add to the list or buy for the library. Please email with any suggestions.

An exhibition of BME authors and literature capturing the history of Black people, racism and race equality struggles across the world will be on display at the JB Priestly Library on the Ground Floor (near stairs and lift area).

Students in the library