UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


MAPS Lunch Hour Conversations 2020-2021 on Tackling racial inequity in higher education and STEM

24 March 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Image showing Michelle Nelson QC and Julie Hutchinson

The aim of this series is to create a safe and open space for continuous dialog among members of the MAPS Faculty in order to gain understanding of the different forms of racism and of how we can strengthen an anti-racism culture in our work and study environments.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Alexandra Olaya-Castro

In conversation with Michelle Nelson QC and Julie Hutchinson:

“'SHIFT25: Constructing a fundamental shift in the UK's ethnicity and equality narrative.'”

Date and time: Wed 24 March 2021, 13:00-14:00 via Zoom

Please register to participate.

In addition, two suggested reading documents are available, which may aid the conversation:

Black people, racism and human rights - House of Commons report

Race in the Workplace - the McGregor-Smith review

For more information on SHIFT25 visit https://www.shift25.org.uk/our-2025-objectives


About the Speaker

Michelle Nelson QC / Julie Hutchinson

Michelle Nelson QC is a highly experienced barrister and Head of the Equality and Diversity Committee at Red Lion Chambers.  Julie Hutchinson is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at East London Business Alliance and London Works Managing Director.

Michelle Nelson QC and Julie Hutchison are founding members of SHIFT25, an initiative  to bring together  a group of senior and influential Black and Minority Ethnic professionals across all sectors to enhance the voice of the Black and Ethnic Minority communities and create a fundamental shift as to equalise opportunities in education, recruitment and progression by 2025.