2019 Knowledge Quarter Conference: The Future of Knowledge

It was a pleasure to be asked to part of the plenary session The Future of Knowledge Sharing. Start from the premise that over the next decade we are likely to experience vast changes in how individuals and organisations engage with knowledge, I was joined by F1000’s Publishing Director Michael Markie, Maria Nelson, Head of … Continue reading 2019 Knowledge Quarter Conference: The Future of Knowledge

How to Deconstruct the White Gaze: Made Visible at The Yard Theatre

In my recent blog, The Oscars, Othello and Ira Aldrige: The Paradox of Race in the Performing Arts, I reflected on the many ironies that underpin the casting of black actors (or lack thereof). Within that discussion, I queried the responsibility of white writers to develop characters and storylines that reflect the diversity of the societies in … Continue reading How to Deconstruct the White Gaze: Made Visible at The Yard Theatre

The Oscars, Othello and Ira Aldridge: The Paradox of Race in the Performing Arts

Whether you believe racism, a lack of good performances, or bad luck is the reason why no black actors were nominated for the Academy Awards this year, the #OscarsSoWhite campaign has reignited the discussion about diversity in the arts.  Coincidentally, I recently saw the play Red Velvet (now showing at the Garrick Theatre in London’s … Continue reading The Oscars, Othello and Ira Aldridge: The Paradox of Race in the Performing Arts