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Making Histories

Migration is part of the UK's history. Let's celebrate it!

This learning resource looks at migration, history and cultural identity and is designed for all children and young people.

The fun-to-use videos, audio recordings and interactive timeline will bring discussions about migration history to life, encouraging students to think about their own families’ journeys.

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Race Card

Runnymede has launched a news website called Race Card, offering you the latest comment and analysis on race equality stories.

Race Card provides a space where a diverse set of voices can speak honestly about race. It is produced by a mixture of journalists, bloggers, politicians and academics. Race Card equips you with analysis and data to tackle enduring racial inequality in the UK.

Visit the website here.

Teaching Resource

Belonging: A Cross-curriculum Learning Experience for Key Stage 3

This series of lessons has been specifically designed to accompany a selection of the Belonging films.

Together, the film selection and the lessons, provide a broad cross-curriculum experience for young people in Key Stage 3.

Romans Revealed

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.

Find out more here

Nurturing The Nation

Runnymede has released a new book called 'Nurturing the Nation: The Asian contribution to the NHS since 1948', which looks at the lives and careers of Asian employees at all levels of the NHS.

The book is available to download for free from the Nurturing The Nation website.

New Muslims

Muslims are not all stereotypes!

Runnymede has launched 'The New Muslims'. The report examines the wide range of Muslim identities in the UK through looking at a number of factors, including changing demographics, Muslims in the army, Muslims in the media and youth culture. This failure to understand diversity among Muslims leads to ill-thought out government policy

Learn more about the the report here.

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Posted by Vicki 13 July 2010 : Conservative , antisemitism ,

During the past week, the Conservative MP for Southend West David Amess has received answers from the government to questions on anti-Semitism and higher education and on the government’s plans to reduce anti-Semitism overseas.

Arguing that “there is no place for racism of any form, including anti-Semitism, in higher education”, the skills secretary David Willetts MP stated in response that universities have “primary responsibility” for ensuring students are not subject to abusive behaviour on campus, adding that the government would expect them to vigorously tackle these issues.

He added that the previous government provided updated guidance to higher education institutions on “Promoting Good Campus Relations, Fostering Shared Values and Preventing Violent Extremism in Universities and Higher Education Colleges”, available here. He also stated that a meeting between the Jewish community and high education stakeholders is in the process of being arranged.

In response to David Amess’s question on international anti-Semitism, foreign office minister Jeremy Browne said that combating all forms of racism remains an “important part of the government’s human rights agenda”. He added that the government supports the All Party Parliamentary Group on anti-Semitism in its work tackling the issue across Europe. 

Posted by Vicki 04 March 2010 : antisemitism , Gypsy , Traveller ,

A few parliamentary written questions of interest were answered yesterday on the gypsy and traveller communities, local government services for asylum, anti-semitism in schools and the government’s prevent strategy. Read today's post in full for details. 

Posted by Vicki 01 March 2010 : antisemitism , asylum ,

Welcome to the first post of Runnymede’s Westminster Monitor blog. There are two items of interest from parliament and Whitehall today – an EDM from Labour MP Andrew Dismore on antisemitism on Facebook, and a consultation from the Home Office on asylum.

Latest News

The Runnymede Trust, the UK's leading independent race equality think tank, is to re-focus on research based interventions in social policy and practice.

We are greatly saddened to hear of Stuart Hall's passing. He was and remains a huge inspiration for all of Runnymede's work.

Read some thoughts from us here.

Runnymede's new Race Equality Scorecard research has been released. The research on the boroughs of Kingston, Redbridge and Croydon has found that black and Asian residents are at higher risks of being homeless or living in overcrowded residences than their white counterparts.