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October 24, 2012

Special report about media and the riots on sale

On 26 November 2011, professor Gus John delivered the keynote address at the “Media and the Riots” national conference¬†, which was promoted by¬†the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust and¬†The-Latest.Com. The conference’s output has been turned into a report […]
October 23, 2012

History… Whose story?

One does not to drill down too deeply to find the connection between the racist and most brutal murder of Anthony Walker in 2005 and the central thrust of Benjamin Zephaniah¬†(pictured)¬†‚Äôs lecture in his home city of […]
October 19, 2012

The Grenada massacre: Lest We Forget!

Another anniversary, another series of events to mark the brutal execution of the Prime Minister of the People‚Äôs Revolutionary Government of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, several members of government and of his Party, another year of not knowing […]
October 17, 2012

Gus John to speak at University of Birmingham

On¬†Wednesday 31st October 2012, professor Gus John is expected to address the academic community of the prestigious University of Birmingham. His lecture will focus on the challenges for education in promoting intercultural dialogue between Europe and Islam.¬† […]
October 16, 2012

Book review: Remaking the Niger Delta

At the launch of his latest book – “Remaking the Niger Delta:¬†Challenges and Opportunities” –¬†in the Nigeria city of Lagos, Kingsley Kuku thanked Professor Gus John for editing the manuscript and helping to get¬†it ready for printing. […]
October 15, 2012

CEN releases its annual report

Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) has spent another year supporting vulnerable children and their often bewildered parents in the face of institutional practices in schooling that are often demeaning, unfair, discriminatory and damaging to the life chances and […]
October 5, 2012

Should families take the blame for youth crime?

On the eve of a conference organised by the Seventh Day Adventist Church into parenting and last summer’s riots, the Lambeth Weekender asked professor Gus John: are families to blame for what children do?¬† Lambeth Weekender: What […]
September 28, 2012

Mending Broken Britain? Education’s Response

Last February, Professor Gus John delivered a keynote address at the “Mending Broken Britain? Education’s Response” Conference, which was organised¬†by Curriculum Enrichment for the Common Era (CE4CE) and sponsored by Birmingham City University. Against the background of¬†the […]
September 27, 2012

Gus John pays tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers

On September 8th, Gus John¬†attended the¬†Bob Marley & The Wailers Heritage Blue Plaque Commemorative Unveiling Ceremony¬†at 15, The Circle, Neasden and paid his tribute to the reggae legends with the following feature address: It gives me great […]
September 27, 2012

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Blue Plaque unveiled in London

I was happy to be able to accept an invitation from the Federation of Reggae Music (FORM) UK and Brent Council to attend the Bob Marley & The Wailers Heritage Blue Plaque Commemorative Unveiling Ceremony at 15, […]
September 20, 2012

Gus John presents radical new book on the Niger Delta

On Friday 21 September 2012, Professor Gus John will join representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the public presentation of REMAKING THE NIGER DELTA – Challenges & Opportunities by the Honourable Kingsley Kuku, Special Adviser […]
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 […]

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