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Black History 365: In Conversation with Bernadette Hawkes (In-Venue Event)

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is pleased to welcome Bernadette Hawkes as part of our Black History 365 programme. This lecture was postponed from March 2021. Bernadette Hawkes is a semi-retired Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist; she has supervised trainee psychotherapists and colleagues in the voluntary sector. She was the Clinical Director at the Women’s Therapy Centre in London. She has lectured at IPSS and other organizations and has published several papers. For a time, she was the Book Reviews Editor and contributor to the International Journal of Psychotherapy. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she worked in the Probation Service at main-grade and as a Senior Probation Officer for 17 years. She is particularly interested in African-American & African Caribbean literature and its uses in psychotherapy. Bernadette is a volunteer with Age UK (Thanet) and is currently a music radio show presenter and writes a blog about her weekly radio show, which covers a wide range of musical genres. This is an in-venue event taking place in the Daphne Oram building, room DO.0.14. Seats are limited to adhere to current COVID-19 guidance, so please ensure that you book tickets in advance.

Black history 365: Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu (Live Streamed Event)

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is pleased to welcome Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu as part of our BH 365 programme. Elizabeth put a substantial amount of her life into her work as a nurse, health visitor and tutor working with black and minority ethnic communities in London. ‘People from diverse cultures are not always valued and still sometimes just seen as problems,’ she says. In 1979, she helped to establish in Brent the first nurse-led UK Sickle & Thalassaemia Screening and Counselling Centre. In 1988 she was awarded a PhD from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL). From 1990-1997 she worked at the Institute of Child Health, UCL as a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling. She has written extensively and is a co-author with Professor Karl Atkin of the book ‘The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia’ published in 2001 by the Open University Press. Elizabeth was honoured with a Damehood (DBE) in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for her services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal. The Queen’s Nursing Institute awarded her a Fellowship (FQNI) in October 2017. In 2001 she was awarded a CBE for services to nursing. In […]

Black History 365: Natasha Brown (Live Streamed Event)

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes author Natasha Brown as part of our Black History 365 programme. Natasha Brown has spent a decade working in financial services, after studying Maths at university. Assembly, her first novel, was published in 2021 to great acclaim with Vogue calling it ‘the literary debut of the summer’ and Bernardine Evaristo describing it as ‘exquisite, daring, utterly captivating’. This session will include a reading from Assembly followed by Q&As. About the novel: The narrator of Assembly is a Black British woman. She is preparing to attend a lavish garden party at her boyfriend's family estate, set deep in the English countryside. At the same time, she is considering the carefully assembled pieces of herself. As the minutes tick down and the future beckons, she can't escape the question: is it time to take it all apart? The CCCU Bookshop has copies of Assembly available here. This is an online event, which will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. All ticket holders will find access details on their Print at Home tickets; be sure to select this option during the checkout process. Please book one ticket for each device you will be using, rather than per person, i.e. book […]