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.
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.
Black students half as likely as white peers to get English Baccalaureate
15 June 2011
Black Caribbean students are half as likely as white British students to achieve the new English Baccalaureate benchmark in their GCSEs, analysis by Runnymede and the Institute of Education has found.
The new measurement, recently introduced for schools in England, requires pupils to achieve A* - C grades in maths; English; two science subjects; a foreign language; and either history or geography. Only 6.8 per cent of black Caribbean students taking their GCSEs in 2010 would have met these requirements, compared to 15.4 per cent of white British students.
Previously, the benchmark was 5 A* - C grades in maths, English and three other unspecified subjects, which 39.4 per cent of black Caribbean students achieved in 2009, the last time these figures were released.
The analysis also found that while 15.4 per cent of white British pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate benchmark in 2010, the figures for many minority ethnic groups were far lower:
- 8.5 per cent for mixed race (white and black Caribbean) students
- 9.3% per cent Bangladeshi students
- 10.3% per cent Pakistani students
- 10.4% per cent black African students
The Runnymede Trust and a network of national organistions committed to equal opportunities have expressed concerns to the Governments recent reform to transforming legal aid.Please click here to read the submission response to the proposal.
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.