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Past events

Within this section, you will find details on past events which have been held on and off-campus.

Current events can be found HERE

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20 October 202113:00

B&ME Network Social

There is a Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic Staff, Students, Alumni, and Allies Network Social on Teams every 6 weeks, Please join us for a chat, bring your lunch, a cuppa, and relax. Partners, children and pets are all welcome. Drop in and out as you please. Join our Teams site and mailing list by filling in the form linked below or email us at for more information. Full details
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5 - 6 October 202110:00

Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference - Campus Watch Along

This is an external event by The British Society for the History of Mathematics, The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society, who are holding a two day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics.Order watch along tickets through the link The Vision of the conference is “To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of mathematics”. Find out more at: A watch-along will be hosted in the forum seminar rooms, details to follow. Full details
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29 September 202111:30

Catalysing Institutional Reform: Creating an inclusive learning environment for British Muslim students

The Centre for Social Mobility is pleased to host an online event with Dr Zain Sardar from the Aziz Foundation to present findings of his recent work examining the experience of British Muslim students in higher education and sharing recommendations on approaches to building an inclusive learning environment. The event, 11.30 - 13:00, Wednesday 29 September, will also involve discussion groups with participants, reflecting on the recommendations and considering implications for the University of Exeter. Full details
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27 September 202111:15

Let’s Talk

Everyone is warmly invited to The first Let’s Talk series session of the new Academic year is on Monday 27th September (11:15-12:30) via Microsoft Teams. This session will focus on recapping last year’s activity and looking forward to next year. Our guests will be individuals leading on Inclusive Education at the University as well as those co-ordinating the University response to the UUK report on racial harassment. They will share updates from their areas since their last visit and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and give some guidance.. Full details
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17 September 202111:00

B&ME Network In-Person Social

Please join us for an in-person social to welcome our new and returning students. A hot drink and a piece of cake awaits you. Please share with your networks. Social distancing and mask wearing policy in place. Friday 17 September 11am to 3pm Pura Vida 3 Wells Street Exeter EX4 6QR. Full details
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13 September 202112:00

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Are you a woman with a new creation, idea or invention? Are you looking for funding and a comprehensive support programme? Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Award 2021/22 could be for you. 20 female entrepreneurs will receive an award of £50,000 each, as well as a bespoke package of business support, coaching and mentoring. Full details
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6 September 202113:00

B&ME Network Social

There is a Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic Staff, Students, Alumni, and Allies Network Social on Teams every 6 weeks, Please join us for a chat, bring your lunch, a cuppa, and relax. Partners, children and pets are all welcome. Drop in and out as you please. Join our Teams site and mailing list by filling in the form linked below or email us at for more information. Full details
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9 August 202112:45

External - Anti-Racism in Astronomy and Geophysics

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is hosting an anti-racism workshop for fellows on 9th August. Join us for an interactive afternoon covering the fundamentals of anti-racism led by three leaders in this area. For inclusivity we will be recording the talks (all discussions will not be recorded). If you are unable to attend the event live, please sign up for the event and you will receive the recording after the event. Full details
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6 August 202113:00

B&ME Network Social

There is a Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic Staff, Students, Alumni, and Allies Network Social on Teams every 6 weeks, Please join us for a chat, bring your lunch, a cuppa, and relax. Partners, children and pets are all welcome. Drop in and out as you please. Join our Teams site and mailing list by filling in the form linked below or email us at for more information. Full details
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13 July 202112:00

Decolonize STEMEXE Seminar and Discussion Series - Dr Musarrat Maisha Reza Challenges

The second seminar in the Decolonize STEMEXE Seminar and Discussion Series where we will warmly welcome Dr Musarrat Maisha Reza, Race Equality Resource Officer and Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter (read more about Dr Reza below). This is the first of our internal seminars and the session will focus on practical examples of decolonizing work going on in the UoE College of Medicine and Health, from structural changes to curriculum design, including close collaboration with CMH students.. Full details
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1 July 202113:30

What’s in a definition?

You are invited to join our first collaborative event in conjunction with the Success & Inclusive Education Working Group and Race Equality Group Self-Assessment Team as we discuss definitions of terms related to Racial Equality and Inclusion. There is truly exceptional work being done by colleagues related to Inclusive Education and Decolonising the Curriculum and as we move towards developing an Institutional Framework to support this activity, now is an important time to collectively consider what are the key elements that need to be included in a working Institutional definition- or definitions. There will also be updates from Vrinda Nayak (Associate Academic Dean for Students (Racial Equality and Inclusion)) on the development of the frameworks as well as Tina Verhaeghe and Caitlin Kight feeding back on the findings of the staff survey on Decolonising the Curriculum. Email for an invite. Full details
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10 February 202113:00

LGBT+ History Month: The Life History of a Gay Ecologist

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month CLES Cornwall are pleased to be able to invite all students and staff to attend a talk by Exeter Alumni Dr Iain Stott. Iain is a former undergraduate and PhD student in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, Penryn, and now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln.. Full details
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29 January 202112:30

Holocaust Memorial Day Conference

conference to mark Holocaust memorial day - details of event and joining instructions to follow.. Full details
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15 December 202016:00

Live Teams Latka-Making Session

Live Teams Latka-Making Session with candle lighting afterwards to celebrate Hanukkah. Email for the link. Full details
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10 - 18 December 2020


The Festival of Lights will be celebrated December 10 – 18 this year. For any information on local Hanukkah celebrations and other online services at the Exeter Synagogue, please contact Tony Reese (Jewish Chaplain): for Zoom codes. Full details
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2 December 202010:00

Provost Commission Forum for Innovation in EDI

Join December’s Provost Commission meeting to hear about latest EDI activities underway across the University, and talk about ways to increase the pace of change and impact of our EDI activities. To join this event email Full details
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1 December 202014:00

Let’s Talk: BME Awarding Gap

Join the Provost Commission and BME Staff, Student and Allies Network Let’s Talk series focussed on the BME Awarding Gap. At the December meeting we’ll be receiving an update on the key themes identified in our first two meetings, and focussing on our PGRs. To join this event email Full details
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23 September 2020

Bi Visibility Day

Each year Bi Visibility Day raises bi awareness and challenges bisexual & biromantic erasure. Bi Visibility Day started in 1999 as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, created by three bi activists from the USA - Wendy Curry of Maine, Michael Page of Florida, and Gigi Raven Wilbur of Texas. It has also been variously known as Bi Pride Day, Bi Day and Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Full details
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19 - 20 August 2020

Islamic New Year

The first day of the month of Muharram marks the first day of the Islamic Year. In 2020, Islamic New Year falls on Thursday 20th August and begins from sunset on Wednesday 19th August. Full details
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29 - 30 July 2020

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon's Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem. To find out more information go to: Full details
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14 July 2020

International Non-Binary Day

This International Non-Binary Day, which is observed each year on July 14, recognises that this is an important day for visibility and that we have a long way to go to increase awareness and understanding about non-binary people. Full details
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15 - 21 June 2020

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival founded in 1998 and held every year to coincide with World Refugee Day on the 20th June. It is an umbrella festival, enabling anyone who wishes to get involved to hold or join an event or activity. This year, the theme of the Week is "Imagine" and you can find out more at Full details
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1 - 30 June 2020

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month (GRTHM) celebrates the richness that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities bring to peoples everyday lives here in the UK, and the many and varied contributions they have made to British Society. GRTHM started in Brent in 2001 and became a national celebration in 2008. The month aims to raise awareness, explore the history, culture and language of communities, help to challenge myths, tackle prejudice and offer balanced debate. Full details
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24 May 2020

Pan Visibility Day

May 24 is Pansexual Visibility Day. Much like Bi Visibility Day, when bisexual people remove their invisibility cloaks and instead don their fetching bi vis jackets, Pan Visibility Day is a day to celebrate and recognise those who identify as pansexual. Full details
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17 May 2020

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. Full details
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26 April 2020

Lesbian Visibility Day

Lesbian Day of Visibility is an important opportunity to celebrate the wonderful diversity in our community, as well as a chance to break some of the prevalent stereotypes about what it means to be LGBT. Full details
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31 March 2020

Trans Day of Visibility

31 March is Trans Day of Visibility, a great opportunity to celebrate trans identities at the University of Exeter. Full details
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29 June 201913:00

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science showcases the research of women who are making significant contributions to the scientific community. The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner, transforming Exeter’s Princesshay into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; creating a dynamic and bustling atmosphere and learning environment for all. The event takes place on Saturday 29 June, 1-4pm in Princesshay Square.. Full details
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21 June 20199:30

International Women in Engineering Day

A national awareness day established by the Women’s Engineering Society celebrating 100 years in 2019. INWED19 is aimed at encouraging, supporting and promoting early-career female researchers. Full details
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20 June 201910:00

People Library at the Staff Festival

The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It’s a place where real people loan their time to ‘readers’, where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered (there are no stupid questions!) The idea is simple: library guests can choose which volunteer they’d like to “check out” based on titles the human books assign themselves. Past titles have included: “Fat Woman,” and “A Questioning Christian.”, "Finding my birth parents after adoption". Visitors then sit down with their books for half an hour or so to listen to them share their personal stories. The project is meant to combat prejudice by giving people a chance to connect with someone they may have never had a chance to speak with otherwise. If have a story to tell, please be a 'book'! If you can commit even 30 minutes between 11am and 3.00pm on the day of the festival to answer questions that people find it difficult. Full details
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2 - 3 April 2019

World Autism Awareness Day

The World Autism Awareness Day is observed across the world on April 2, 2018 with an aim to encourage the Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout the world. Full details
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28 March 201918:00

The Windrush Generation: Race and Citizenship in the UK

Co-hosted by ACS and the #WeAreAllExeter campaign, our panel event will discuss the Windrush generation, the citizenship scandal leaked in 2017 by The Guardian, its repercussions and what this means for attitudes to race, citizenship and immigration in the UK today. We encourage students to actively engage with a topic which is ongoing and will continue to shape the experience of BAME citizens in the UK. Full details
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24 March 201912:00

Holi 2019

Hosted by Exeter Asian society. Full details
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21 March 201918:15

Individuality Speaker Series - Zrinka Bralo

We are delighted to welcome Zrinka Bralo, CEO of Migrants Organise to speak as part of the Individuality Speaker Series 21 March, 18:15 – 19:30 on 'How organisations can create cultures of respect & openness'. For further information & to sign up click Full details
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20 March 201914:00

Check Your Privilege, Use Your Power

Check your Privilege, Use you Power workshop directly takes on themes like Privilege, Race, Intersectionality, Misogyny and Sexual Violence in an honest, open, "positively challenging" and unconventional way, using poetry, storytelling and lived experience to bring issues to life. Full details
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19 March 201918:30

Rethinking Race Full details
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29 November 201817:30

Individuality Speaker Series- Tawara Goode Full details
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9 March 201611:00

International Women’s Day Event with Mandy McBain MBE

Guest talk with honorary graduate Mandy McBain MBE. Full details
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