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% 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.

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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. 


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.

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.

Criminal Justice

Over-policed and under-protected: the road to Safer Schools

'Over-policed and under-protected' reveals the full scope of police presence in UK schools.

Policy Development

Our priorities for racial justice in Britain

Our 2023 agenda for policy making on racial justice in Britain.


Real change happens together

We are proud to work with partners as diverse as the communities we represent.

Lit in Colour

Supporting inclusive reading in schools.

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Confronting Injustice

Race and the environmental emergency

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Visualise: Race and Inclusion in Art Education

Access to the visual arts for Black and minority ethnic students in the UK.

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges is event designed to bring people together to connect and champion racial justice

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Power to Prosper

An ambitious programme that seeks to generate the economic conditions under which everyone can thrive.

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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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Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity

Researching the dynamics of ethnicity in Britain.

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Race Matters

Welcome to our blog, Race Matters. Read the latest content on all matters to do with race and see all our blogs.

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