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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

Influencing Change in the Midst of Changing: Black Women in Academia

Tuesday 11th October 2022 

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Online event

Inter-generational Panel Discussion

Thursday 13th October 2022

11:30am to 1:30pm

University of Bradford

Richmond Building D2

Launch of Brad-Attain Programme

Wednesday 19th October 2022 

1:30pm to 5:00pm

University of Bradford - Norcroft Centre

Black Mail (2022) Film Screening & Director’s Spotlight with Obi Emelonye

Monday 24th October 2022

3:00pm to 6:00pm

University of Bradford - Richmond Building JSB Lecture Theatre


Students Union, Black History Month events

Wednesday 5th October, BHM launch event at Richmond Building. 12pm 

Liverpool day trip - Saturday 8th October, 8am. 

Movie night Tuesday 11th October, SU Student Cinema, SC0.51. 4pm. Movie showing (Hidden Figures). Free drinks and popcorn for the first 50 people! 

13th October, 11:30pm, Inter generational panel discussion, D2 Richmond building. Tea and snacks! 

Movie night Tuesday 18th October, SU Student Cinema SC0.51. Movie showing (I am Bolt). Free popcorn and drinks for the first 50 people. 

Wednesday 19th October, Online cooking class hosted by Raheel Mirza (Masterchef UK, World Guinness Record Holder)  and UBU’s Culinary Society. 5pm 

Movie night Tuesday 26th October, SU Student Cinema SC0.51. Movie showing (Mandela, Walk To Freedom)

Saturday 29th October, Trip to York! 8am 

Monday 31st October, Closing Ceremony Cocktail/Mocktail. Norcroft Center. 5pm. Theme: Cultural integration. 


The logo for UBU (University of Bradford Students' Union) in red.

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

Showcasing our diverse community at the University of Bradford