25 October 2019

Untold stories: From Oxford’s first Black graduate to Bristol’s Black students today

An evening of performance, presentation and debate exploring the experience of Christian Cole.

Christian Frederick Cole – an African from Sierra Leone – was the first Black scholar at the University of Oxford in 1873.

Untold Stories explores the themes of heritage, identity, class and social mobility, the hierarchy of colour, belonging, acceptance and the outsider within the establishment.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion led by students from the University of Bristol to discuss how these issues are still relevant within today’s framework for Black students.

A bar will be available for the purchase of drinks and light snacks.

This event is by Black Oxford Untold Stories in association with M Shed and the University of Bristol Students’ Union. Part of Black History Month.