SOAS University of London

Black History Month

SOAS wishes to highlight several events that are happening in October and throughout the year.

Africa in the Square:  Saturday, 15 October

The Mayor’s office celebrates African culture with live music, food and market stalls. 

Come visit the SOAS booth for a language taster and information about our African Studies programmes.

Find out more on the Mayor of London's Africa Square page

SOAS Students Union

SOAS SU has put together an amazing programme of activities to celebrate Black History Month with a range of events from film screenings to talks and open forums. These events aim to celebrate literary excellence, poetry, music, films and address contemporary issues. For further details about the events, please visit SOAS SU Facebook Page.

Centenary Lecture Series

Wole Soyinka Lecture: 19 October, 19:00-21:00

Playwright and Poet, Wole Soyinka in conversation with Baroness Valerie Amos CH

Centre for African Studies:

The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) where its administration is still based, the Centre has since 1991 assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues. 

The Centre runs thought provoking all year round, and some highlights include:

Triumphs and Laments by William Kentridge, 14 October, 18:00-19:30

African Influence in Renaissance Theatre and Literature: Is black so base a hue?  7 November 

CAS full events listing