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The Continued Importance of Holocaust Memorial Day

On January 27th, coinciding with the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945, Holocaust Memorial Day (which started in 2001) provides an annual opportunity to not only commemorate the Holocaust, but also to renew our opposition to all forms of racism.

Commemorating the Holocaust inevitably brings up many issues, such as treatment of those fleeing oppression today, how such commemorations might impact on black/Jewish relations and what is the role of memorialising in our society?

Education News

ROTA is piloting a Higher Education research project. Although statistics show an upward trend in the numbers of UK-domiciled students...Read more

De-stigmatising dementia in the BME community

With high profile sports people talking about their mental health struggles, the issue has become much more mainstream in the last couple of years. But mental health issues are much broader than stress, performance anxiety and depression. The ‘Cinderella’ of mental health are those illnesses which accompany old age.

The revelations of ex-cricketer Azeem Rafiq have shown that racism in sport is much wider than football

For the last few weeks English Cricket has been under the microscope following Azeem Rafiq’s experiences at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Despite the sport being very popular among South Asian communities, Rafiq has highlighted the long-standing difficulties South Asian sports people face. In a world where racial abuse is considered locker-room banter, is it any surprise we don’t see many British South Asians in sport?

How elite sportswomen have helped put mental health on the agenda

Following the cancellation of most major events last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was great to see our stars reunited with their fans. However, as well as the titles and accolades, some sporting events brought the topic of mental health to the news agenda, demonstrating that we must continue to educate people on this problem.