OUR WORK

For over 50 years our esteemed research has provided the evidence to challenge racial injustice.

OUR WORK

For over 50 years our esteemed research has provided the evidence to challenge racial injustice.

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We build reliable evidence on all matters regarding racial equity.

Proudly independent, for over 50 years Runnymede’s esteemed research, analysis and policy development has provided 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. Our authoritative research equips decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain. 

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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

Runnymede Trust
2022
15 minutes

Employment & Economy

Broken Ladders

The myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace

Shabna Begum, Alba Kapoor, Michelle Gyimah, Zaimal Azad, Lizzie Ville, Alison Henderson and Monica Dey
2022

Environment

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.

Alba Kapoor, Nannette Youssef and Simon Hood
2022
40 minutes

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

Runnymede Trust
2021

Education

Lit In Colour: Diversity in Literature in English Schools

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

Victoria Elliott, Lesley Nelson-Addy, Roseanne Chantiluke and Matthew Courtney
2021

Housing

Pushed to the Margins

A quantitative analysis of gentrification in London in the 2010s

Adam Almeida
2021

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.

Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Harry Quilter-Pinner and Nicolas Treloar
2021
40 minutes

Health

Ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 mortality: a consequence of persistent racism

An analysis of ethnic minority peoples' disproportionate experience of Covid

James Nazroo and Laia Bécares
2021
10 minutes

Employment & Economy

COVID-19 and Apprenticeship Policy for Ethnic Minority Young People

Covid and apprenticeship policy for ethnic minority young people

Ken Clark and Steve Nolan
2021
10 minutes

Criminal Justice

Collision of Crises: Racism, Policing, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Racism, policing, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Scarlet Harris, Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Patrick Williams and Lisa White
2021
10 minutes

Employment & Economy

Revisiting Brick Lane: the Impact of COVID-19 on an Ethnically Diverse High Street

The impact of the pandemic on livelihoods and local communities.

Claire Alexander, Seán Carey, Suzanne Hall and Julia King
2021

Movement Building

Ethnic Minority Older People, Histories of Structural Racism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact the pandemic has had on older ethnic minority people

Jenny Hewitt and Dharmi Kapadia
2021
10 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Elections Bill 2021

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing for the General Elections Bill 2021

Runnymede Trust
2021
8 minutes

Employment & Economy

Shared Futures: Funders, Funding & the BME Third Sector

A transcript of a 2-day conference convened by the Runnymede Trust in April 2021.

Carol Sidney
2021
40 minutes

Policy Development

Evidence Submission to the CRED

CORE Submission to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Coalition of Race Equality Organisations (CORE)
2020

Migration

Beyond Banglatown: Continuity, Change and New Urban Economies in Brick Lane

The unique contributions of the Bangladeshi community to Brick Lane

Claire Alexander, Seán Carey, Sundeep Lidher, Suzi Hall and Julia King
2020

Education

Race and Racism in Secondary Schools

The nature of racism in secondary schools, organised around the teacher workforce, curricula, police, and school policies

Remi Salisbury
2020

Employment & Economy

The Colour of Money

How racial inequalities obstruct a fair and resilient economy

Omar Khan
2020

Migration

From Expendable to Key Workers and Back Again: Immigration and the Lottery of Belonging in Britain

Immigration and the lottery of belonging in pandemic Britain

Kimberly McIntosh
2020
40 minutes

Policy Development

Taking Stock: Race Equality in Scotland

A necessary check on how Scotland’s race equality agenda is developing

Nasar Meer, Smina Akhtar and Neil Davidson
2020
40 minutes

Health

Over-Exposed and Under-Protected

The devastating impact of COVID-19 on Black and minority ethnic communities in Great Britain

Zubaida Haque, Laia Becares and Nick Treloar
2020
25 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Education Committee Submission on 'Left Behind' White Pupils

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing on 'Left Behind' White Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Runnymede Trust
2020
10 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: The Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing on the economic impact of coronavirus

Runnymede Trust
2020
10 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: The Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on People with Protected Characteristics

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing on the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on BAME communities

Runnymede Trust
2020
10 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Universal Credit

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing on Universal Credit

Runnymede Trust
2020
8 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Draft Standards for Electoral Registration Officers

Runnymede Trust Electoral Commission briefing on draft standards for Electoral Registration Officers

Runnymede Trust
2020
6 minutes

Policy Development

We Are Ghosts: Race, Class and Institutional Prejudice

Reviewing a punitive culture of services experienced by the working class

Dhelia Snoussi and Laurie Mompelat
2019

Education

Teaching Migration, Belonging and Empire in Secondary Schools

Why a new approach to teaching migration, belonging and empire is required

Kimberly McIntosh, Jason Todd and Nandini Das
2019

Policy Development

Ethnic Minorities at the 2017 British General Election

Analysis into ethnic minority voter behaviour in the 2017 general election

Nicole Martin and Omar Khan
2019

Criminal Justice

The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report: 20 Years On

An analysis of the 20 year legacy of the 1999 Macpherson Report

Barbara Cohen
2019

Policy Development

Class, Race and Inequality in Northern Towns

Policy briefing on race, class and inequality in northern English towns

Roxana Barbulescu, Adrian Favell, Omar Khan, Claudia Paraschivescu, Rosie Samuel and Albert Varela
2019

Movement Building

Greenwich Race Equality Scorecard

An analysis of ethnic inequality in the London Borough of Greenwich

Farah Elahi
2019

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Islamophobia Inquiry 2019

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing for the Islamophobia Inquiry 2019

Runnymede Trust
2019
10 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Children's Right to British Citizenship

Runnymede Trust, Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, and Amnesty International UK parliamentary briefing on the good character aspect of children's right to British citizenship

Runnymede Trust, Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, and Amnesty International UK
2019
8 minutes

Movement Building

Making the Case for Race Equality

The potential and limits of 'framing'

Sanjiv Lingayah, Omar Khan and Kimberly McIntosh
2018
40 mins

Movement Building

Barking and Dagenham Scorecard

A broad spectrum analysis of ethnic inequality in Barking and Dagenham

Farah Elahi
2018

Policy Development

Integration For All: Why Race Equality Matters

How government could better approach and design policy on integration

Kimberly McIntosh and Omar Khan
2018

Movement Building

Finding Common Cause: Building Research Collaborations Between Universities and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Building research collaborations between universities, funders and BME communities

Carol Sidney
2018

Movement Building

Convening 2018: KIN Network

An analysis of the 2018 KIN Conference

Kimberly McIntosh
2018

Policy Development

UN Special Rapporteur Briefing: Austerity, Universal Credit, Brexit

Runnymede Trust briefing for the UN Special Rapporteur on the impacts of austerity, Universal Credit and Brexit

Runnymede Trust
2018
8 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Windrush Lessons Learned

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing for the Windrush Lessons Learned Review

Runnymede Trust
2018
12 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Integrated Communities Consultation

Runnymede Trust and Race on the Agenda (ROTA) parliamentary briefing on the Integrated Communities Strategy

Runnymede Trust and Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
2018
20 minutes

Policy Development

All Party Parliamentary Group Presentation: Islamophobia is Anti-Muslim Racism

Runnymede Trust evidence for the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims

Dr Omar Khan
2018

Policy Development

Minority Report: Race and Class in Post-Brexit Britain

An edited volume to kickstart an informed policy position on race and class in Britain

Omar Khan and Faiza Shaheen
2017

Movement Building

Reframing Racism

Explaining ethnic inequalities in the UK labour market

Runnymede Trust, Trades Union Congress, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
2017

Policy Development

Islamophobia: Still A Challenge For Us All

Anniversary report into Islamophobia, 20 years from our flagship report

Farah Elahi and Omar Khan
2017

Education

Visible Minorities, Invisible Teachers

BME teachers in the English education system

Runnymede Trust, NASUWT and Act For Racial Justice
2017

Education

Nations Divided: How to Teach the History of Partition

Opportunities and challenges in teaching the history of partition

Farah Elahi
2017

Policy Development

Participatory Action Research: Engaging Marginalised Communities in Policy and Practice

The use of Participatory Action Research (PAR) with marginalised groups

Runnymede Trust
2017

Movement Building

Kingston Race Equality Scorecard

A broad spectrum analysis of ethnic inequality in Kingston upon Thames

Farah Elahi
2017

Movement Building

Sutton Race Equality Scorecard

A broad spectrum analysis of ethnic inequality in Sutton

Farah Elahi
2017

Employment & Economy

Intersecting Inequalities: the Impact of Austerity on BME Women in the UK

The impact of austerity on Black and ethnic minority women in the UK

Sarah-Marie Hall, Kimberly McIntosh, Eva Neitzert, Laura Pottinger, Kalwinder Sandhu, Mary-Ann Stephenson, Howard Reed and Leonie Taylor
2017

Criminal Justice

Have Prisons Become a Dangerous Place?

Disproportionality, safety and mental health in British Prisons

Darrick Jolliffe and Zubaida Haque
2017

Movement Building

Racial Prejudice in Britain Today

Research into British attitudes regarding race and racial prejudice

Nancy Kelley, Omar Khan and Sarah Sharrock
2017

Employment & Economy

Addressing Ethnic Inequalities in the Greater Manchester Labour Market

The causes of inequalities in the Greater Manchester labour market, and how they might be addressed

Farah Elahi
2017

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Tribunal Fees Consultation

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing for the Consultation on Employment Tribunal Fees

Runnymede Trust
2017
5 minutes

Policy Development

Civil Society Report to United Nations CERD

Independent civil society perspective to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Runnymede Trust
2016

Employment & Economy

Ethnic Inequalities in London: Capital for All

A summary of ethnic inequalities across London as a whole, and within each of the capital's 32 boroughs

Farah Elahi and Omar Khan
2016

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Immigration Bill 2016

Runnymede Trust, Race Equality Foundation and Operation Black Vote parliamentary briefing for the Immigration Bill 2016

Runnymede Trust, Race Equality Foundation and Operation Black Vote
2016
5 minutes

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Response to the Casey Review on Integration and Opportunity

Runnymede Trust parliamentary briefing for the Casey Review on integration and opportunity

Omar Khan, Nissa Finney
2016
8 minutes

Movement Building

Race and Elections

Exploring the role of ethnic minority voters in the 2015 General Election

Omar Khan and Kjartan Sveinsson
2015
50 mins

Education

Aiming Higher

The continuation of inequalities for Black and minority ethnic people in higher education

Claire Alexander and Jason Arday
2015
35 mins

Education

The School Report

Race, education and inequality in contemporary Britain

Claire Alexander, Debbie Weekes-Bernard and Jason Arday
2015
30 mins

Migration

This is Still About Us: Why Ethnic Minorities See Immigration Differently

A report on race and immigration which addresses the attitudes of Black and minority ethnic people in Britain on immigration

Omar Khan and Debbie Weekes-Bernard
2015

Movement Building

Diversity and Democracy: Race and the 2015 General Election

Runnymede Trust
2015

Employment & Economy

2015 Budget Briefing

The 2015 Budget's effects on Black and minority ethnic people

Omar Khan
2015

Policy Development

How Far Have We Come? Lessons from the 1965 Race Relations Act

This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Race Relations Act in Britain

Omar Khan
2015

Education

History Lessons: Teach Diversity In and Through the National Curriculum

The importance of teaching a diverse curriculum

Claire Alexander, Debbie Weekes-Bernard and Joya Chatterji
2015
30 minutes

Criminal Justice

Justice, Resistance and Solidarity: Race and Policing in England and Wales

An edition of 'Runnymede Perspectives' focusing on racism and policing in Britain

Nadine El-Enany and Eddie Bruce-Jones
2015
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Movement Building

Lone Mothers of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Children: Then and Now

An exploration of the discrmination endured by lone mothers of mixed racial and ethnic children.

Chamion Caballero and Rosalind Edwards
2010

Policy Development

Labour and Cohesive Communities

Politicans posit the actions needed to tackle race inequality and achieve an ethnically diverse society.

Rt Hon John Denham MP
2010

Employment & Economy

Seeking Sound Advice

Financial Inclusion, Ethnicity and BME's peoples ability to access money advice.

Phil Mawhinney
2010

Migration

What Works With Integrating New Migrants?

The impact immigration has on successful multi-ethnic communities.

Dr Zubaida Haque
2010

Employment & Economy

Why Do Assets Matter?

Assets Equality and Ethnicity: Building Towards Financial Inclusion

Omar Khan
2010

Migration

Making a Contribution

New Migrants and Belonging in Multi-Ethnic Britain

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2010

Movement Building

Conservatism and Community Cohesion

A Perspective by Dominic Grieve QC MP

The Runnymede Trust
2010

Education

Them and Us

This paper discuses race equality Interventions in predominantly White schools.

Yaa Asare
2009

Education

School Governors and Race Equality in 21st Century Schools

This report examined the evidence on school governors, race equality and community cohesion.

Nicola Rollock
2009

Migration

Belonging: Message to Policy Makers

This report sets out to offer a policy interpretation of the discussion held by the young people and the key policy messages emerging from their films.

The Runnymede Trust and Manifesta
2009

Employment & Economy

Who Pays to Access Cash?

This research considers the relationship between ethnicity and cash machine location.

Omar Khan and Ludi Simpson
2009

Movement Building

Surrey Street Market

An exploration of Surrey Street Market's view of the market as a community in itself, and their role in serving the wider community.

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson, Franziska Meissner and Jesscia Mai Sims
2009

State of the Nation

Respect as a Justification for Policy

Omar Khan
2007

Criminal Justice

The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 Years On

An analysis of the literature that have shapedimplementation of the recommendations of the Macpherson Report.

Nicola Rollock
2009

Migration

British Moroccans

This research paper highlights some of the challenges and achievements of British Moroccans.

Myriam Cherti
2009

Movement Building

Who Cares about the White Working Class?

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2009
Leading thinkers on race and class consider the relationship between social class and race equality.

Education

Right To Divide?

The report seeks to understand the role of Faith Schools and Community Cohesion.

Rob Berkeley
2008

Migration

Soldiers, Migrants and Citizens

This report explores the experiences of the UK Nepalese population.

Jessica Mai Sims
2008

Migration

Understanding Diversity

An exploration of South Africans in Mullti-Ethnic Britain.

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2008

Policy Development

Financial Inclusion and Ethnicity

An Agenda for Research and Policy Action

Omar Khan
2008

Criminal Justice

Rethinking 'Gangs'

Gangs, Youth Violence and Public Policy

Claire Alexander
2008

Migration

The Vietnamese Community in Great Britain

An exploration of the key challenges facing the Vietnamese community in Great Britain.

Jessica Mai Sims
2007

Migration

Living Transnationally

Romanian Migrants in London

Andreea R. Torre
2008

Movement Building

Connecting British Hindus

An Enquiry into the Identity and Public Engagement of Hindus in Britain.

Department for Communities and Local Government
2006

Movement Building

Empowering Individuals & Creating Community

Thai Perspectives on Life in Britain

Jessica Mai Sims
2008

Housing

Creating Connections

Regeneration and Consultation on a Multi-Ethnic Council Estate

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2007

Movement Building

Bolivians In London

This paper tries identify and map the main issues facing Bolivians in London.

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2007

Movement Building

Bienvenue?

An exploration of the main issues facing Francophone Cameroonians experiences of living in London

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2007

Migration

Ecuadorian identity, community and multi-cultural integration

This paper explores issues of Ecuadorian identity, community and multi-cultural integration in London.

Malcom James
2005

Employment & Economy

Pensions Bill

The Impact of Pensions Reform Proposals on the Self-Employed from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups

The Runnymede Trust
2007

Tale of Two Englands

This report explores 'Race' and violent crime in the press.

Kjartan Páll Sveinsson
2008

Policy Development

Citizenship

A paper on citizenship and identity in the UK and Europe.

Runnymede Trust
1998

Education

'Race' Policy in Education

'Race' Policy in education - What has been achieved?

Runnymede Trust
1998

Movement Building

Information Needs of London's Voluntary Sector

Mapping the information needs of London's Voluntary Sector

The Runnymede Trust
1999

Education

School Exclusions and the Race Factor

An examination of the disproportionate exclusion of ethnic minority students

Linda Appiah and Naomi Chunilal
1995

Education

Curriculum 2000

A discussion on the relevance of ‘race’ and cultural diversity in the curriculum

Runnymede Trust
2000

Employment & Economy

Mentoring Briefing Paper

School - Business Links: Helping Young People to Exercise Choice

Linda Appiah
2001

Employment & Economy

Widening the Talent Pool

Race Equality in FTSE 100 Companies

Sandra Sanglin-Grant
2002

Employment & Economy

Divided by the Same Language

Equal Opportunities and Diversity Translated

Sandra Sanglin-Grant
2003

Movement Building

Civic Renewal For All

Civil Renewal For All: delivering civil renewal in a multi-ethnic Britain

Rob Berkley
2004

Movement Building

This is Where I Live

An account of young people's views and perceptions in Brixton 1996

Angela Haynes
1996

Migration

Growing Old Far From Home

Migration, Ageing and Ethnicity in Europe

Kaushika Amin and Naina Patel
1997

Movement Building

Ethnic Statistics and the 1991 Census

The Black Population Of inner Liverpool.

Robert Moore
1994

Culture

Very Light Sleeper

A review of antisemitism in contemporary Britain.

Runnymede Trust Commission on Antisemitism
1994

Policy Development

Young People in the UK

Attitudes and opinions on Europe, Europeans and the European Union.

The Runnymede Trust
1998

Employment & Economy

Moving On Up?

Racial Equality and the Corporate Agenda: a study of FTSE 100 companies

Sandra Sanglin- Grant and Robin Schneider
2000

Policy Development

Realising The Vision

The Report of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (2000), revisited in 2004

Runnymede Trust
2004

Employment & Economy

Mentoring

A handbook for Business and Schools Working Together

Linda Appiah
2001

Criminal Justice

Perpetrators of Racist Violence and Harassment

A look at what can be done to turn potentially violent racists away from the path to their first offence.

Omar Khan
2002

Culture

Social Capital, Civil Renewal & Ethnic Diversity

Proceedings from The Runnymede Trust Conference 2005 on defining social capital

The Runnymede Trust
2005

Employment & Economy

The Space Between

From Rhetoric to Reality on Race Equality in the Workplace

Sandra Sanglin-Grant
2005

Criminal Justice

Preventing Racist Violence

The crucial link between racism and violence.

Sarah Isal
2005

Migration

What's New About New Immigrants in 21st Century Britain?

Comparing immigration in the UK from the past to 2005

Rob Berkeley, Omar Khan and Mohan Ambikaipaker
2006

Policy Development

Why Preferential Policies Can Be Fair

This paper examines the history and debates surrounding policies linked to the practice of preferential treatment.

Omar Khan
2002

Education

School Choice and Ethnic Segregation

An exploration into educational decision-making and its impacts on Black and minority ethnic families.

Debbie Weeks-Bernard
2007

Movement Building

Local Decision Making and Participation

A think-piece written in 2007 for the Commission on cohesion and integration

The Runnymede Trust
2007

Movement Building

Mixed Heritage

A series of essays exploring what it means to be mixed heritage within the context of identity, policy and practice.

Jessica Mai Sims
2007

Culture

Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All

A detailed explanation on Islamophobia.

The Runnymede Trust
1997

Education

Improving Practice

A report on raising the achievement of Black children in schools.

The Runnymede Trust
1998

Policy Development

Guardians of Race Equality

Perspectives on Inspection and Regulation

2003
The Runnymede Trust

Education

Faith Schools and Community Cohesion

A report based on observations taken from a series of community consultation workshops that took place with local stakeholders in 2007.

Audrey Osler
2007

Education

Failure by Any Other Name?

Educational Policy and the Continuing Struggle for Black Academic Success

Nicola Rollock
2007

Criminal Justice

Equal Respect

A 2006 report that looked at how the anti-social behaviour policy is was being implemented and its affects on Black and minority ethnic groups.

Sarah Isal
2006

Policy Development

Distant Neighbours

Understanding how the French Deal with Ethnic and Religious Diversity.

Christophe Bertossi
2007

Movement Building

Developing Community Cohesion

A report based on the Runnymede Trust Conference held in October 2002 at the Barbican Centre, London.

Runnymede Trust
2003

Movement Building

Community Cohesion and Community Development: Bridges or Barricades?

This booklet grapples with how to build community cohesion among populations in England that have so far remained divided.

Alison Gilchrist
2004

Movement Building

Cohesion, Community and Citizenship

The Runnymede Trust Conference Proceedings from May 2002 to define what community cohesion means.

The Runnymede Trust
2002

Movement Building

Civil Renewal, Diversity and Social Capital in a Multi-Ethnic Britain

This paper represents an early engagement with the Government's policy agenda for addressing disadvantage in the workplace

David Faulkner
2004

Education

Black Parents and Their Children's Education

This document was created to help parents from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to support their children in education.

Yolande Beckles
1999

Education

Black and Ethnic Minority Young People and Educational Disadvantage

The report explores the extent and nature of educational change experienced by children and young people of ethnic minority background.

The Runnymede Trust
1997