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On matters concerning racial justice, we have something to say.

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On matters concerning racial justice, we have something to say.

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We have a growing following of 80,000 across our platforms.

55 Years

Proudly independent, for over 50 years our esteemed research has provided the evidence to challenge racial injustice.

245 Reports

In the last 20 years we have produced over 245 reports and parliamentary briefings. That's around 12 per year.


Our small team conducted over 180 media appearances in 2021.

Women of colour can’t be themselves at work and it’s affecting their mental health

Alba Kapoor, our senior policy manager, on our report 'Broken Ladders: the myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace'

May 29, 2022

Over-policed and under-protected: the road to safer schools

The rate of police officers in UK schools is leaving Black and minority ethnic pupils over-policed and under-protected.

BBC News
January 16, 2023

Home Office's Rwanda Plan

Our response to the Home Office's cruel and racist plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

BBC News
April 19, 2022

We must protect the human rights of all refugees and asylum seekers

Reflections from the Runnymede Trust following our CEO being invited to speak at the march and vigil for Ukraine.

March 26, 2022

If the government wants open debate in universities, why stifle it in schools?

New government guidance on ‘politically impartial’ teaching risks shutting down conversations about race with students

February 18, 2022

UK ethnic minorities face a breathtaking legal onslaught

The policing, elections and borders bills are an assault on the civil rights of ethnic minorities

Financial Times
January 19, 2022

Nusrat Ghani and Islamophobia

Islamophobia is rife not only in the Conservative Party, but across the political spectrum and in media establishments.

BBC News
January 24, 2022

Citizenship is not a ‘privilege’ – the Borders Bill clause is a threat to ethnic minority Britons

Allowing the Home Office to revoke British citizenship without notice would be indefensible, writes Alba Kapoor, our senior policy officer.

Big Issue
November 25, 2021

Lit in Colour

Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE study a book by a writer of colour. Lit in Colour is here to change that.

Sky News
June 19, 2021

What Azeem Rafiq’s case tells us about institutional racism in Britain

Azeem Rafiq’s testimony to British lawmakers over the racism he suffered throughout his sporting career says a lot about institutional racism in Britain

Thomson Reuters Foundation News
November 26, 2021

Justice for George Floyd

Dr Halima Begum, our CEO, on the sentencing of Derek Chauvin

BBC News
April 21, 2021

Racial discrimination will plague the UK until government intervenes

"To achieve true social mobility, the state must act as a leveller" - our CEO Dr Halima Begum

Financial Times
July 16, 2021

Report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Our CEO Dr Halima Begum on the release of the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Channel 4 News
March 31, 2021

Dr Shabna Begum appointed as permanent CEO of the Runnymede Trust


In solidarity with Diane Abbott


Our statement on rising anti-semitism and Islamophobia


Donna Kinnair takes over from Clive Jones as Chair of the Runnymede Trust


Runnymede Trust open letter to Sir Mark Rowley regarding reports that there is to be an escalation of police presence in local schools


Runnymede Trust voices its profound concern with the Home Secretary’s recent interventions regarding ongoing protests in relation to Palestine


Racial justice organisations call out the Metropolitan Police’s response to the Casey Review


Co-directors to lead the Runnymede Trust in the interim


Dr Halima Begum to step down as CEO of the Runnymede Trust


Runnymede Trust response to the strip search of children in England and Wales - analysis by the Children's Commissioner for England


Sector response to Baroness Casey's review of the Metropolitan Police


Bereaved families and civil society organisations call for structural racism to be explicitly interrogated in the COVID-19 Inquiry


Runnymede Trust response to the 'Independent Review of Prevent'


Rishi Sunak: the UK's first South Asian Prime Minister


Chris Kaba: a call for a full and transparent inquiry into his death


Our statement on the appointment of Sir Mark Rowley QPM as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Force


Does the government's plans for an ‘Inclusive Britain’ signal a shift on race?


A step in the right direction for equality and levelling up


Our response to the Government's Levelling Up white paper


Statement from our Chair, Sir Clive Jones CBE, regarding the Charity Commission's concluding statement on the Runnymede Trust


Joint statement regarding the “measures to address racial and ethnic disparities”, as announced in the Queen’s Speech this week


Statement by Sir Clive Jones CBE on behalf of the Board of the Runnymede Trust


Our statement following an alleged letter of complaint to the Charity Commission


Statement regarding the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities


Statement on the Government’s expansion of the shielding scheme to factor Race and Class