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November 15, 2016

Electors Mayors –
The Case of Leicester City

    eicester City is reputed to be the first city in Britain to have a global majority (black & ethnic minority) population bigger than that of the white British population. Highfields, on the inner ring of […]
August 27, 2016

Denying Children’s Rights
By Stealth

  n 24 April 2013 we published our Year 2 report “Always Someone Else’s Problem” on illegal exclusions. Supported by a survey of teachers, it details the scale and nature of children illegally excluded. At a conservative […]
July 5, 2016

Black Lawyers Matter pt. II

University of Manchester Seminar, 5 May 2016 Notes from Prof Gus John PART TWO Black Lawyers Matter Greetings, Manchester! First of all, let me apologise that I cannot join you as I have had to take the […]
July 5, 2016

Black Lawyers Matter

University of Manchester Seminar, 5 May 2016 Black Lawyers Matter Greetings, Manchester! First of all, let me apologise that I cannot join you as I have had to take the opportunity to slot into an important out-patient’s […]
June 3, 2016

Trevor Phillips’ Route to
‘Active Integration’

  nyone reading the recent ‘Civitas’ publication Race and Faith: The Deafening Silence by Trevor Phillips (with commentaries from David Goodhart and Jon Gower Davies) who knew nothing about Phillips, could be forgiven for assuming that he was […]
May 7, 2016

Where Are the Black Law Students?

  PART ONE This is a timely and very important conversation which engages with the perennial issue of under- and over-representation of black males, especially in secondary and tertiary education generally as well as in specific disciplines. […]
April 12, 2016

Why ‘I am not Charlie’

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April 12, 2016

Why ‘I am not Charlie’

    he metres upon metres of newsprint that followed the Paris attacks have been a masterclass in the contortions of a post-colonial Europe seeking to come to terms with its redefined self. Most commentators agree that […]
January 18, 2015

Suicide in Prison:
The Abondonment of Hope

    n 6 February 2014, the Justice Secretary announced an independent review into self-inflicted deaths in National Offender Management Service (NOMS) custody of 18-24 year olds and invited Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Independent Advisory […]
December 18, 2014

Bullying in higher education

  We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia. The results of the Guardian higher education network’s survey on bullying […]
December 5, 2014

What has Cyril Burt got to do with black boys?

“I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it. If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad. Tact and diplomacy are fine […]
December 1, 2014

CEN Annual Report: a note from Prof Gus John

Compulsory Schooling and the Urgent Need to Safeguard Children’s and Parents’ Rights The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) has just concluded a public consultation on a rights-based approach to education. CEN welcomes and has responded to […]

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