Last night saw the first public panel session in the series of Black History Month events taking place throughout October.

Guest Speakers Sir Geoff Palmer and Councillor Graham Campbell joined panel host, Robin Macpherson to talk about The Legacy of Slavery in Scotland. During the live Q&A we were delighted to welcome Mark Smith, Principal of Munro College, Jamaica. 

Robin Macpherson, Head of College said: “We are finally having the conversations that we so desperately need in Scottish education about race, and the legacy of slavery. Sir Geoff Palmer and Graham Campbell's insight at our Black History Month event showed just how much more we have to do to achieve lasting structural change in society. I'm delighted that Robert Gordon's College and Munro College will be collaborating to deepen educational and cultural ties between Scotland and Jamaica, which all our pupils will benefit from. Munro's Principal Mark Smith and I have a lot we want to achieve together. Reparation through education is our goal.”

Register online for the next public event in the series where we welcome Barrister and Broadcaster Hashi Mohamed talking about his new book ‘People Like Us’, which will be serialised on Radio 4.

The Legacy of Slavery in Scotland