The Black Cantabs Black History Month Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Black History Month Dinner! It was an evening where valuable connections were made, meaningful conversations were initiated, and seeds for the future planted.

With inspirational speeches from our two Keynotes, Wale Adebanwi and Yaba Badoe, we were told to "recognise with humility, our own potential and gifts; to not be distracted; to do our work; and, to embrace the world". We thank you all for being a part of such a memorable evening!

In addition, the very first Award in the Black Cantabs Roll of Honour was presented to Dr Pauline Essah, Manager of the Cambridge Africa Programme. Pauline (Pembroke; Churchill; and Hughes Hall) has dedicated over a decade of her time in Cambridge to creating opportunities and a supportive environment for Black Cantabs. Through dynamic leadership and years of hard work, her team has helped to create a vibrant community for students. We thank her for her commitment and selfless service!

More photographs available here!


The Black Cantabs Research Society presents its annual Black History Month Dinner! In addition to meeting other black cantabs like yourself, join us to commemorate 30 Years of Black History Month, and celebrate past and present Black Cantabs that you rarely hear about...

Plus! Inspirational keynote speakers drawn from the ranks of our distinguished alumni:

Yaba Badoe (King's College, 1973), award winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and author

Wale Adebanwi (Trinity Hall, 2003) prominent author and the first Black African Rhodes Professor at Oxford University

Also, the Society presents - The Black Cantabs Roll of Honour! Nominate a Black Cantab who has made especially significant and meritorious contributions to the development of society. Winners to be announced at the dinner and featured on the Website!

Nafisa Waziri

Nafisa is a second year PhD student at the Centre of Development Studies, a member of Hughes Hall, and current president of the Black Cantabs Research Society.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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