Jim Rose Lecture: Greg Dyke on race, media and sport

The annual Jim Rose Lecture is an evening devoted to the work and memory of Jim Rose, co-founder of the Runnymede Trust in 1968. From then until his death in 1999, Jim Rose’s contribution and devotion to racial justice and civil rights was unwavering and unbroken. The Runnymede Trust established the Jim Rose Lecture to mark his enduring legacy and to continue the struggle for racial justice.

This year’s Jim Rose Lecture is titled ‘Tackling Discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality’ and will be delivered by Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke.

About the speaker:

Greg Dyke became the Independent Chairman of The Football Association in July 2013. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting, most notably rising to become Director General of the BBC having also been Managing Director of London Weekend Television and Chairman of ITV Sport. He is also Chairman of both the British Film Institute and Europe’s largest theatre group, ATG.

Other speakers:

Rimla Akhtar, Chair, Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation.

Bridgid Nzekwu, an award-winning television journalist.

Gillian Joseph, a highly acclaimed television journalist.

The event has been organised by The Runnymede Trust in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.

This lecture is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

Please note that you must confirm your attendance by contacting Box Office on 0161 275 89510161 275 8951 or by emailing your full name and contact details to boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk

Price: FREE

Runnymede’s work is recognised

At Race for Opportunity’s 2014 awards dinner, Runnymede’s race equality scorecard was recognised as ‘highly commended’. We are very grateful to our partner, Croydon BME Forum, Kingston REC and RAMFEL, as well as the three boroughs we worked with – Croydon, Kingston and Redbridge. We also thank Trust for London for supporting this project.

Read more about the project. RfO’s write up of the project is available here.

Sandra Kerr OBE, Director of Race for Opportunity at Business in the Community, said:

“Congratulations to our Transparency, Monitoring and Action Award Highly Commended organisation, the Runnymede Trust. At a time when ethnic minority people aren’t reflected at senior levels and barriers to progression still exist, it’s hugely uplifting to see they are chaning the status quo. Their work shows the positive impact of collaboration within and across organisations, and I hope others will learn from their example”.