runnymede trust

The UK’s leading race equality think tank

Authoritative, evidence-based interventions to overcome racial inequality. 

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runnymede trust

The UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.

Authoritative, evidence-based interventions to overcome racial inequality. 

See latest publications
runnymede trust

We generate research to challenge racial inequality in Britain.

For more than 50 years, we have worked tirelessly to build a Britain in which we all feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives, and share a common sense of belonging.

46%

46% of ethnic minority children are living in poverty in Britain.

10p

For every £1 of White British wealth, Indian households have 90-95p, Pakistani households 50p, Black Caribbean 20p, and Black African and Bangladeshi households have 10p.

18x

Black people are 18 times more likely to be stopped and searched under Section 60 than their white counterparts.

1%

Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE level study a book by a writer of colour.

latest publications

We provide the evidence to challenge racial injustice.

From broadening the curriculum to  exposing the Windrush scandal, our work is rooted in challenging structural racism and its impact on our communities. Proudly independent, for over 50 years our authoritative research-based interventions have equipped decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain. 

Employment & Economy

Broken Ladders

The myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace

Education

Lit In Colour: Diversity in Literature in English Schools

Supporting schools to make the teaching and learning of English Literature more inclusive

Movement Building

Making Change: What Works?

What we can learn from movements that have made change – as well as those who have fallen short – for our changemaking efforts today.

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Our Response to the Ministry of Justice's Human Rights Act Consultation

The Runnymede Trust's response to the Ministry of Justice's Human Rights Act Consultation

Policy Development

Civil Society Report to United Nations CERD

The independent civil society perspective on race and racism in England, to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Employment & Economy

The Colour of Money

How racial inequalities obstruct a fair and resilient economy

OUR PARTNERS

Real change happens together

We are proud to work with partners as diverse as the communities we represent. Working together is the best way to make real strides in racial justice.

Lit in Colour

Supporting inclusive reading in schools.

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We Move - A Race Equality & Migrants Rights Summit

On the 2nd - 4th of September, the Runnymede Trust and partners will be convening 'We Move' - a race equality and migrants’ rights summit.

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Visualise: Race and Inclusion in Art Education

Research into access to the visual arts for Black and minority ethnic students in the UK.

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Broken Ladders: the myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace

75% of women of colour have experienced racism at work, and 61% report changing themselves to ‘fit in’.

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The Ethnicity Pay Gap and Ethnic Minority Employment

The ethnic pay gap and wider employment experiences of ethnically diverse communities in the UK.

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Race in the Music Industry

The structural barriers faced by Black and ethnic minority artists in the music industry.

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Race and Class

Our work with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on race and class inequality in the UK

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Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity

Researching the dynamics of ethnicity in Britain.

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The Race Matters Blog

Read the latest content on all matters to do with race and see all our blogs. Could you be our next contributor? Read our pitch guidelines and write for us.

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