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In Conversation With Dr Rob Berkeley MBE

Hear from one of Britain's leading social reformers, including an early review of some hot-off-the-press research

Award-winning busybody, recovering academic and reforming social reformer, Rob is Founder and Managing Editor of BlackOutUK, a community owned media asset for and by black gay men.

Previous experiences include: advising the BBC on accountability and audience engagement; serving ob the boards of Baring Foundation, Doc Society, Stonewall, the Equality and Diversity Forum, and chairing of the Naz Project (NPL). He was Director of the racial justice think-tank Runnymede Trust from 2009 to 2014.

Alongside his academic writing on education, social justice and community organizing, Rob is a recently appointed Simon Industrial Fellow at the University of Manchester. He has lectured across the UK and beyond, and written for The Guardian and The Independent on social justice and movement-building. His current fixation on forms of collaborative ownership, innovations in media technology and their potential for social justice means that he spends a lot of time on his phone and calls it ‘research’.

Rob was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to equality.

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Thursday, 22 October 2020