Dr Mark Ledwidge BA MA PHD is a professional consultant with a background in higher education and a number of research fellowships. He has worked the Jamaican Embassy, the British Foreign Office and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. He teaches a number of innovative courses that feature and unpack issues of race and ethnicity.

Resources required:

  • Funding to host events and speakers.
  • Expertise and contacts.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Invites to speak and deliver session.
  • Conversations and dialogue emerging from events.
  • Example of direct feedback quotes: ‘Just wanted to say a massive thank you for giving us your talk this afternoon, it was so interesting to hear a completely different perspective on African History outside of what we are taught in the curriculum, and especially illuminating in regards to us only hearing about the victimising of Africans, rarely their achievements and successful civilisations. We have had so much positive feedback, people thought it was very engaging and your style of lecturing made it easy for us to follow along and left many things open to subjectivity which was really great. I also really enjoyed hearing about Egypt and especially how there is indications that African culture and architecture impacted that of Greece and other European countries!

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Pedagogy and decentring current lens.
  • Engagement/commitment.
  • Funding.
  • Some technical ability to create videos.

How to Use:

  • Secure funding for Mark to attend your department as an inspirational speaker.