Seminar to celebrate Black History Month 2020
From Windrush to the Royal Veterinary College and Founding the Reach Society – a winding journey to success
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 4.00PM to 5.00pm
Speaker(s): Dr Donald Palmer, Royal Veterinary College, London
Dr Palmer will articulate his journey from the arrival of his family around the time of Windrush to growing up in London as a black child. His schooling in the days when CSE’s were the norm for BAME students, his passion for chemistry, followed by progression to a PhD via a non-traditional route which is now becoming more popular and positively encouraged. During his journey, in 2010 Dr Palmer was a founding member of the Reach Society which empowers black children to reach their full potential through mentorship, guidance and support. This year marks the 10th year of the Reach Society which continues to grow from strength to strength. His unique experiences and reflections are of interest to all students and staff.
Dr Palmer’s talk is supported by the University Staff Racial Equality Forum and Department of Chemistry Equality and Diversity Committee