History Dialogue: Facilitated Small Group Discussions Report

Woodger, David and Ferns, Colette. 2022. History Dialogue: Facilitated Small Group Discussions Report. Other. Imperial College London, London. [Report]

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This report summarises the key themes and points that were shared from nine consultation groups between 3 November and 8 December 2021. There were 63 participants including 8 students, 16 alumni and 39 staff members.

There was a general consensus throughout the consultation groups of the relevance and importance of this review by the History Group within Imperial and this process of reflection and consultation as a valued opportunity to review and align Imperial in becoming an equitable and inclusive organisation. The dialogical process of exploring the recommendations of the History group report drew out of the participants differing personal, professional, political views and beliefs that were often uncomfortable, challenging and rooted in deep experience of injustice and discrimination that offered a reflection for all participants.

There was a desire that these positive dialogues would not be a ‘one off’ exercise as it was seen as an evolving process of examining inequality and racism that needed to be continued. This was felt to be a very positive start of this process. No-one involved in the consultation groups sought to rewrite or change history, they were open to learn and share their thoughts often based on the dialogue within the groups on the best way to respond.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)



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06 Jun 2024 15:56

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06 Jun 2024 16:02



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