Decolonising raises a complex set of questions that go beyond merely extending our reading lists. It requires us to think about the very nature of the power relations in the classroom and supervisory spaces, the forms and effects of the assessments, literatures and methodologies we promote, as well as how we interact with fellow scholars, students and other universities. This is, by its very nature, a long-term project. A good amount of work around decolonising has already been conducted at Lancaster, but this was largely in pockets rather than on a coordinated basis. We therefore established the group in November 2019 and number over 350 members in 2022.
This page serves as primarily as a reference source as our events are internal to the university; if you have suggestions/additions, do get in touch.
Please also see the Lancaster University Race Equality Network (LUREN) for other related work at the university.