Thanks to all those who joined us at the University of Warwick's Oculus Building (map here) on the 15th of June, 2019 between 14:00 and 16:00 for the opening of the 'Here to Stay' Exhibition. Documentary photographer Inès Elsa Dalal's beautiful portraits, commissioned by the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, were accompanied by a display of historical documents and images at the Modern Record Centre, exploring the experiences and contributions of BAME people to British life across the twentieth century. Co-curator of the exhibition, Professor Roberta Bivins, a specialist in the history of immigration in Britain, was on hand to explore the intertwined history of the Windrush Generation and the NHS, and a panel of postgraduate students shared their research on related topics. There was plenty of time for questions and lively discussion afterwards, over light catering, as we raised a glass to the Windrush Generation and their many contributions to the NHS, public services and British life here in the Midlands and across the UK.
14:00 Arrival, Welcome and First Look
14:20 Recognising ‘Race’ in the NHS (Professor Roberta Bivins) Oculus 0.05
14:20 Guided walk to tour Modern Records Centre ‘Here to Stay: Documenting BAME Heritage and Experiences in Twentieth Century Britain’ exhibition.
15:00 Toast and refreshments Oculus
15:15 Discussion Panel: Windrush Heritage IS British History
- Aleema Gray
- Alfie Hancox
- Rebecca Hodgkinson
15:15 Guided walk to tour Modern Records Centre ‘Here to Stay: Documenting BAME Heritage and Experiences in Twentieth Century Britain’ exhibition.
16:00 Close (Oculus Building will remain open for guests until 17:00)