In partnership with the University of Reading, Runnymede has launched a new website called Romans Revealed, which looks at just how diverse Roman Britain was.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for films & the project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'
Runnymede has launched the first race equality scorecard in Kingston.
The Scorecard project is an innovative way of collecting and monitoring data on racial inequalities and will enable local partners and stakeholders to hold service providers to account for racial inequalities in their areas.
The Runnymede Trust hosted its annual race debate in January, with this year's event focusing on whether racists have the right to be heard.
You can now watch the video in full of the debate by clicking here.
Runnymede has responded to the Government's consultation on measuring child poverty.
Posted by Vicki 21 January 2011 : representation ,
Today's blog post is written by our public affairs intern Ashley Burton-Lynch
Labour MP Karen Buck has warned that the 2011 census could fail to adequately count the population, adding that she fears the mistakes made in compiling the 2001 census will be repeated. Buck, making the comments in a House of Commons debate, added that in the 2001 census “the under-counting of the population was almost entirely among … poorer communities, (and) black and minority ethnic communities”. The Labour MP drew attention to the fact that the failure to capture an accurate picture of the population at a local area level affected the delivery of services as grant allocations relied on this data.
Buck went on to state that in order for the 2011 census to avoid the outcome of under-funding to under-counted areas, the Government needs to make a firmer commitment to the census then it is currently showing. These sentiments were echoed by fellow Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart who criticized the Government for being “pretty stupid” in refusing to undertake a national marketing campaign on the issue.
The government responded to the comments by saying that there will be a “four times greater effort in London and some other areas (by field staff)” to collect outstanding questionnaires than in 2001.
The latest review of the National Curriculum by the Government proposes that no BME cultures or individuals are learned about until pupils are 11 years old.
Omar Khan, our Head of Policy Research, gave evidence at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia on the 21st March.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for website design, films, social surveys & project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'.