Disability, Education & Work

Having been through the mainstream education system as a special needs student, I have definitely had my ups and downs.  Primary and secondary school were fine (I did the same lessons as everyone else). However, attitudes changed when I left secondary school to become a college student.

Four things young professionals need to remember when working from home

For some individuals, the opportunity to work predominantly from home suits their working style or personality far better. For instance, this guide on neurodiversity in the workplace suggests that many neuro-diverse workers will feel more comfortable working away from others, and this should be supported by employers through more flexible working policies.

The Diversity Trust Podcast #11 Hira Ali – Allyship and advancing your potential

Listen to the full podcast interview here… #11 [The Diversity Trust Podcast] Hira Ali – Allyship and advancing your potential Listen to a snippet here… [#11 Soundbite 1] Hira Ali – Harmful gender stereotypes “…it’s really important to start questioning these harmful norms, since childhood, parents need to question this, educators, teachers need to question … Continued

International Women’s Day 2022

Every year on March 8th International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all around the world. This day traces back to the early women’s rights campaigns of the 1910s and became a global holiday in 1975, when the UN first celebrated it as part of the International Women’s Year. IWD acknowledges the big and small achievements … Continued

Trans People in Ancient Britain

  As a trans historian who specialises in the ancient world, I occasionally get asked whether there is any evidence for the existence of trans people in ancient Britain. That isn’t an easy question to answer because our ancestors did not have much in the way of a written culture. Most of what we know … Continued

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)

  Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp … Continued

Brief for Procurement of Black History Resource List

The South West Heritage Trust is looking to procure a consultant to create a resource list and a digital resource pack for the study of Black History in Somerset, and to enhance existing popular school loans boxes in the Somerset Heritage Loans Service. The results will be used to raise awareness of Somerset’s diversity, to … Continued

Diversity Trust AGM – Executive Director’s Report 20/21

  Quite a year, quite a journey! In March I thought the world had ended, COVID struck, lockdowns began and all our courses were being cancelled. I was grateful for the security provided by our grant income, which kept us going in those first few months of the pandemic.