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September 20, 2012

Gus John calls for regrading of 2012 GCSEs

Professor Gus John joins a number of eminent academics and campaigners for children’s education rights in calling for a regrading of papers in this Summer’s examinations fiasco. Gus John says: I believe that however much Michael Gove pleads […]
September 13, 2012

Gus John criticises Wildman’s assertions about Jamaican judges

Hugh Wildman, a former senior prosecutor who has served across the Caribbean, asserted earlier this month that judges in Jamaica and the rest of the region are not capable of delivering judgements that are on par with their British […]
August 6, 2012

Gus John to carry out comparative case review

Professor Gus John, a consultant and well-known expert in equality and race relations issues, has been commissioned to carry out an independent comparative case review to determine if there is any disparity in the Solicitors Regulation Authority‘s […]
August 5, 2012

Supporting our future leaders

Over 200 people gathered at the London South Bank University’s Nelson Hayden Lecture Theatre on July 21st for the 100 Black Men of London’s 10th Annual Community Mentoring Programme Graduation Ceremony.  Honorary Member Professor Gus John attended the event. On […]
June 30, 2012

Gus John to advise on Legal Education and Training Review

Professor Gus John is to chair the Equality & Diversity and Social Mobility (EDSM) Group that will contribute to the Legal Education and Training Review.  The Legal Education and Training Review is a joint project of the Solicitors […]
June 30, 2012

African Diaspora Day celebrated in the UK

On July 6th, professor Gus John will take part in the African Diaspora Day celebrations, by speaking at a symposium organised by Africa UK. The African Diaspora Day has been observed in the UK by the African […]
June 9, 2012

The ‘enduring mystery’ of Maurice Bishop’s remains

In 2010, I published a book titled Time to Tell – the Grenada Massacre and After….  Grenada Diary 14-25 December 1983.  As the title suggests, the book is mainly a diary I kept on a visit to […]
June 9, 2012

African leaders meet in Johannesburg to discuss diaspora

The first ever Global African Diaspora Summit was held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Africa Day, 25 May 2012.  The meeting was attended by Heads of States and representative of the 54 Member States of the Union, the […]
May 9, 2012

Our tribute to Gerry German: an update

I can now tell you that we will pay tribute to Gerry German and send him off at a thanksgiving service at All Saints Church, Clydesdale Road, off Portobello Road, London W11 1JE (see map below), next […]
May 3, 2012

Gus John pays tribute to Gerry German

It is with deep, deep sadness that I inform you of Gerry German‘s passing.  He died at 03.00 this morning of a heart attack at home.  I am sure that, like me, you will be shocked at […]
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 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 […]

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