The controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes is finally (slowly) falling at the University of Oxford, and Black Lives Matter protests have started or accelerated similar discussions in many other institutions. However, UK universities are still steeped in a legacy of colonialism and White privilege. In this podcast, I discuss with Mia Liyanage who recently published a high-profile report into the matter what decolonisation means, why it matters, and what the barriers are. The conversation definitely opened my eyes in some areas and gave me ideas of how I can approach teaching a bit differently in this academic year.

You can find Mia's report here and as we say in the conversation, it really is well worth a read.

As always, if you have any comments, questions or suggestions for guests, I'd be happy to hear from you, especially now that I am taking a step back to plan the next season. Please email me at [email protected]

Theme music from "Zigzag" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licence: CC BY 4.0

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