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PUBLISHED: 16:02 03 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:02 03 October 2014

Alain Locke was the first African American Rhodes Scholar and studied literature, philosophy, Greek, and Latin at the University of Oxford

Alain Locke was the first African American Rhodes Scholar and studied literature, philosophy, Greek, and Latin at the University of Oxford

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Author presents different perspective on Oxford University’s black Scholars

Pamela Roberts, an award-winning cultural heritage professional and the author of Black Oxford - The Untold Stories of Oxford University’s Black Scholars, will give a free public lecture at 6pm on Tuesday 7 October at Bucks New University’s High Wycombe Campus.

Pamela’s fascinating lecture, entitled Airbrushed out - the Untold Stories of Oxford University’s Black Scholars, will illustrate the long and illustrious history of black scholars at the University of Oxford, and at the same time draw attention to those that are not portrayed or associated with the famed institution.

Make a visit to University College in Oxford and you cannot fail to see the grandiose white marble statute of Percy Bysshe Shelley set behind high ornate railings, celebrated as one of the College’s most famous alumni, surprisingly, given that he was expelled after only eight months. Contrast this to Christian Frederick Cole also an alumnus of University College, and the first African to practise law in an English court - however, there is no grand monument to Cole, and no plaque. Mention his name at the College and you will be met by blank stares and inquisitive looks.

Pamela said of her forthcoming lecture: “The names of Shelley, Wilde, Pullman and Clinton are synonymous as Oxford alumni. My lecture will present other scholars such as Locke, Williams, Manley, who have also made great achievements but yet are unfamiliar to many.”

A former television producer and director who has worked for Channel Four Television, ITV and the BBC, Pamela works to conceive, develop and produce black cultural heritage projects which celebrate and acknowledge black heritage contributions and achievements. She has organised screenings, events, festivals and conferences for a range of organisations which have included the Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the British Film Institute, the University of Oxford, and Oxford Preservation Trust. Pamela has received awards for her work including being recognised for outstanding contribution for media services by Her Majesty the Queen in 2004.

Pamela’s presentation is the next in a series of free public lectures to be held at Bucks New University which seek to discuss issues affecting the community both locally and nationally. The lecture will be chaired by Sue West, Academic Dean, Faculty of Society & Health at Bucks New University.

The lecture will take place from 6-7pm on 7 October in room N2.06 at Bucks New University’s High Wycombe Campus, Bucks HP11 2JZ. Light refreshments will be served beforehand from 5.30pm and after the event.

Admission to the lecture is free and is open to anyone on a first come, first served basis.

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Note that places should be reserved in advance; please email Lorna West on lorna.west@bucks.ac.uk or call 01494 603 002 for a booking form, or go on our website: www.bucks.ac.uk/publiclectures.

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