Project Myopia X LAHP Conference

Imagining and building the representative, safe and inclusive classrooms of tomorrow!

We discussed not only the work currently being done to liberate our curriculum from the constraints of a white, cis-heteropatriarchical lens, but also pedagogy and shared best practice of how to make teaching more inclusive and productive. Decolonisation in academia is not just about what we’re learning — how we’re learning, and the culture of the institution, matters too.

Scholar-activism is our joint responsibility in the academy, and everyone has a role to play in this movement. We continue to champion staff-student collaboration in the decolonisation effort, and extended invitations to scholars at all stages in their academic career, and to all of our comrades working towards the same goal of a less pale, male and stale university.

This event took place in April 2021

Aims of the event:

  • To give insight into the work Project Myopia is currently doing.
  • To share best practice between different decolonisation movements. 
  • To foster networking between similar groups, in the hopes of creating a UK-wide decolonisation network.
  •  To create lasting connections between movements so successful policies can be implemented between institutions. 

Itinerary: 

AM Session

9:30 – 10:15 – Workshop: ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’

10:15 – 10:25 – Access break

10:30 – 10:55 – Dr. Maryam Jameela and Nadia Mehdi

11:00 – 11:25 – Dr Hannah Marie Robbins

11:30 – 11:55 – Larissa Kennedy, NUS National President

12:00 – 12:15 – Access break

12:15 – 13:00 – Panel with AM speakers

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch 

PM Session

14:00 – 14:45 – Workshop: ‘Liberating the Classroom’

14:45 – 14:55 – Access break 

15:00 – 15:25 – UncoverED

15:30 – 15:55 – Lisa Williams, Edinburgh Caribbean Association

16:00 – 16:25 – Dave Thomas

16:30 – 16:45 – Access break

16:45 – 17:30 – Panel with PM speakers

18:00 – 19:00 – Zoom social