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Oct 19, 2023

Black History Week: A Reflection by Clarence Jackson

Clarence Jackson is a qualified youth worker, inspirational speaker, poet and mentor who enjoys living life on purpose and encouraging others to do the same. He was a speaker for this year’s Week of Spiritual Emphasis.

He is also the director of ‘The Purposition Project’, which aims to raise participants’ career and life aspirations and awaken purpose through mentoring and inspirational workshops.

Clarence shares a personal reflection as part of the College’s Black History Week.


Oct 17, 2023

Black History Week: Journeys

As part of the College’s Black History Week, Newbold College lecturer Julian Thompson lovingly shares the remarkable journey of his grandfather, Arthur Malcolm, the first Afro-Caribbean barber in Reading.

Julian’s memories of Arthur’s bustling home, vibrant life and captivating storytelling, particularly the tales of Anansi, reflect the enduring cultural legacy of the Windrush generation. Julian’s tribute honours this generation, highlighting their significant contribution to the diverse fabric of the country.

In an age marked by historical revisionism, he underscores the importance of remembering and celebrating their profound and lasting influence.