October 2019

As the political climate across the globe continues to intensify, we must continue to look to our historically marginalised communities to lead their revolutions. Black History Month serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the history of the black community in the U.K. and beyond. We can take this time to look back at a legacy, and to learn from each event which has passed, both good, and bad.


FemSoc Film Night: Hidden Figures
1st October
Arts Lecture Theatre 2
Celebrate the start of Black History Month with Feminism Society as they get together at the Arts Lecture Theatre 2 to watch Hidden Figures (2016).
Flawless ft. ACS Black History Month
2nd October
Students' Union
In collaboration with ACS, we bring you another night of Flawless with the very best of urban, bashment, grime and Afrobeats.
4th October
Head down and embrace the sounds of young Africa, as we bring you the first event in our rotating calendar of music from around the globe.
Black History Month: Challenging Prejudices
9th October
Join LGBT+ Soc and Women of Colour Collective for a discussion on Challenging Prejudice & Uniting Communities, featuring plenty of activities!
Black History Month Zining
10th October
Moore 0-09
Join FemSoc and Women of Colour Collective for a fun creative evening of zining, celebrating women and non-binary people of colour!
LGBT+ Soc Film Screening: Tangerine
13th October
Founder's Building
Join LGBT+ Soc as they continue their celebration of Black History Month with their screening of Tangerine.
Black History Month Archives Workshop
16th October
Archive Reading Room, EWD Building
Join the College Archivist in this hands-on workshop to help to uncover the history of BAME students and staff at Royal Holloway.
Black History Month: The Black Flamingo Cabaret
16th October
King's Place, London
In celebration of Black History Month, LGBT+ Society and Women of Colour Collective are going to the Big Smoke to watch The Black Flamingo Cabaret!
Reggaeton Night
18th October
It's time for Reggaeton as we continue our weekly celebration of culture at Medicine.
Black History Month: Quiz Night
23rd October
Founder's Building
LGBT+ Soc have an entire night of trivia games planned out for you, in celebration of Black History Month!
Speeches That Changed Black History
23rd October
Founder's Lecture Theatre
In honour of Black History Month, the Debating Society is hosting a viewing session of famous speeches that changed the course of Black Civil Rights.
Black History Month: Cookout
26th October
Join LGBT+ Soc for their Black History Month food fest as they celebrate a vibrant and rich culture with some awesome jerk food.

In collaboration with:

The Royal Holloway BME Network, The Women of Colour Collective, The African and Caribbean Society, LGBT+ Society and Feminism Society.