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.
Julie Morgan MP quizzes government on Gypsy and Traveller policy
10 March 2010
MPs quizzed ministers of communities and local government in its departmental oral questions in the House of Commons yesterday. Of interest, Julie Morgan MP (Labour), who is chair of the Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform All Party Parliamentary Group asked what progress has been made in providing security of tenure for Gypsies and Travellers on local authority sites, to which the government stated that legislation on the issue will not be passed before the election. Read the full blog post for more details. In addition, a number of written questions were answered yesterday on asylum and immigration.
Responding to Morgan’s question, Shahid Malik MP (community cohesion minister) said that statutory instruments relating to the issue will be laid “as soon as parliamentary time is available” but acknowledged that this is unlikely to happen before the election. Morgan stated in response that she is “dismayed that Gypsies and Travellers as yet have no security of tenure”, adding that “what hope can the government give Gypsies and Travellers who are living in uncertain situations and who had great hopes of this government?”. Regular readers of this blog will notice that the Gypsy and Traveller communities have been mentioned frequently in parliament over the past few weeks – it may be worth considering whether this topic will become a prominent issue in the election.
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'.