Anti-racism resources within the University

In brief


The University provides training for all staff to equip them with an understanding of race and racism and to help them identify practical steps to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. This includes the highly recommended online resource Tackling race bias at work, which takes a bold look at the nature of ‘modern racism’ and its influence in the workplace.

The MPLS ED&I team have developed a training programme for staff and students in MPLS which is open to other members of the University where places are available. This includes sessions related to race equity, such as Anti-racist Allyship.

Language and terminology

Read a briefing note prepared by the Race Equality Task Force with recommendations about language and terminology with respect to ‘race’.

In depth

The Anti-Racism Ally Network is part of the BME Staff Network and aims to create a supportive community to tackle systemic racism at the University.

The Bodlian Library has compiled this anti-racism reading list. This is an evolving list of resources, with titles being added regularly.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning has launched a Racially Inclusive Teaching Toolkit to support those wishing to address this aspect of their teaching. The toolkit includes resources, guidance and tools to help teaching staff and students critically assess the diversity of perspectives reflected in both the content of the curriculum and the way it is taught.

The Race and Resistance programme brings together researchers, students and activists in the history, literature and culture of anti-racist movements across the modern world. The group meets most Friday lunchtimes during term time for a variety of activities, including discussion groups, lectures and seminars, and film screenings.

The BIPOC STEM Network is an inclusive group of postgraduates, research staff, academic staff and professional/support staff who work within the University’s STEM departments and identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), or Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME). Click the link to sign up as a member or to join their allies network.

The BIPOC STEM Network have recently launched an Allies Book Club which meets fortnightly on a Tuesday lunchtime. The Network has also produced a series of video interviews with researchers at the University.

The Oxford and Colonialism website brings together the wide range of initiatives across the collegiate University engaging with its colonial past and its ongoing manifestations.


Oxford SU has a permanent Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality, to represent, support and advocate for students of colour.

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