Black History Month 2022

Watch list

We are making the most of our BFI and BoB subscriptions this month starting with The Stuart Hall Project.

Stuart Hall emigrated from Jamaica to the UK in 1951 to take up a place at Oxford University, and became a founding figure of cultural studies with a resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life. Comprised of archive footage and set to the music of Miles Davis, this documentary by the director of The Nine Muses matches the agility of its subject, playing on memory, identity and the changing landscape of the late 20th century.

Watch via BFI Player which is free to staff and students. To sign up first follow this link


‘Whoever heard of a Black artist? Britain’s Hidden Art History’. Brenda Emmanus follows acclaimed artist Sonia Boyce in the lead up to a new exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, highlighting groundbreaking artists of African and Asian descent.

Watch this and more on BoB here


Reading list

We have selected some books from the electronic bookshelves to accompany the physical display in Duke Street:

Ebook reading list

Further reading