runnymede trust

The UK’s leading race equality think tank

Authoritative, evidence-based interventions to overcome structural racism. 

See our latest publications
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 structural racism in Britain

For more than 50 years, we have worked tirelessly to build a Britain in which we all enjoy equal opportunities.


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


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.


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


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

latest publications

We provide the evidence to understand racial injustice

From broadening the curriculum to exposing the Windrush scandal, our work is rooted in understanding 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 justice in Britain. 


Confronting Injustice: Racism and the Environmental Emergency

Systemic racism and environmental injustice are two sides of the same coin - we can’t tackle one without tackling the other.

Criminal Justice

Against Serious Violence Reduction Orders: discriminatory, harmful and counterproductive

As police forces in England and Wales pilot Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs), we urge the government to scrap this new discriminatory stop and search power and behavioural order.

Policy Development

Runnymede Polls: Understanding Black and minority ethnic perspectives on protest rights and Palestine in 2024

Two thirds of Black and minority ethnic people support stronger calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and more compassion for Palestinian people

Policy Development

Creating a crisis: Immigration, racism and the 2024 general election

The mainstreaming of far-right ideas and narratives is predicated on the exclusion of people of colour, and is harming UK democracy

Employment & Economy

Falling Faster amidst a Cost-of-Living Crisis: Poverty, Inequality and Ethnicity in the UK

Falling Faster shows how and why Black and minority ethnic people are disproportionately suffering from poverty and income disparities amidst the cost of living crisis.

Criminal Justice

Dear Stephen: Race and belonging 30 years on

In tribute to Stephen Lawrence’s legacy, on the 30th anniversary of his death, the Runnymede Trust and Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation have partnered to look at how British attitudes have shifted in the last 30 years, and how young people are paving the way toward a more equitable future.

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