Professor Gus John

April 25, 2012

Gus John addresses Lib-Dems’ Race Equality Task Force

On April 25th, professor Gus John was invited to address the Liberal Democrats‘ Race Equality Task Force in the Houses of Parliament. His presentation – entitled ‘The role of schooling and education in building social cohesion and combating […]
April 24, 2012

Comment: Boris Johnson and youth violence in London

On April 23rd, The Guardian published an article entitled “Boris Johnson ‘has done virtually nothing to tackle youth violence’“. Professor Gus John commented on the news story, saying: Ron Belgrave is finally lifting the lid on the […]
April 23, 2012

Boris Johnson ‘has done virtually nothing to tackle youth violence’

(Click on the image above to read this article in The Guardian’s website) Boris Johnson has done “virtually nothing” to tackle rising serious youth violence, according to a former senior London government officer who drew up the […]
April 22, 2012

Black and minority ethnic staff face ‘disadvantage’

(This article was originally published by the Times Higher Education) Efforts to promote race equality in higher education have petered out and had “little impact”, a conference has heard. Speaking at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference […]
April 22, 2012

Trinidad and Tobago pays tribute to Geraldine Connor

  Port of Spain is getting ready to celebrate the life and work of Geraldine Connor: the Trinidad-born musicologist, singer and producer will be remembered with two musical tributes in the capital city. The main event, “Geri’s […]
April 21, 2012

School Exclusion Ruins Lives. No Excuses!

On May 16th, professor Gus John will deliver the keynote address at the “School Exclusion Ruins Lives.  No Excuses!” conference. The event, organised by the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN), aims to give a response to the recommendations outlined by CSJ […]
April 15, 2012

Britain honours Dr Geraldine Connor

Two gala events were recently held at the Theatre Royal in Stratford and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, to honour the late Dr Geraldine Connor, director, a celebrated Trinidad-born musicologist, singer and producer for her contribution to […]
March 23, 2012

Celebrating the life and work of Geraldine Connor

Professor Gus John is proud to invite all of you to the “Gala of Gari“: a celebration of the life and work of Geraldine Connor featuring the words, dance and music that she loved.  This special gala […]
March 14, 2012

Moving English Forward?

I find this latest Ofsted report both interesting and worrying. It comes at a time when there is a focus on the disproportionate number of black young people unemployed and the number getting 3 A Levels – […]

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