On Saturday 27 Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court, to which every barrister must belong, kindly sponsored a workshop entitled ‘Careers in law: options and opportunities’ for students from the diaspora as well as those from other minority and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Organised by trustee, Susan Belgrave, who is herself a practising barrister and member of Inner Temple, the event was designed to showcase the wealth of talent which exists in the legal community. With 18 speakers, 15 of Caribbean heritage the event provided an opportunity for students to look at those who were
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BFUWI organised a STEM seminar for students at Imperial College, academic home of Dr. Mark Richards (BFUWI trustee) in conjunction with Barbadian Professor Cardinal Warde of MIT head of the Caribbean Science Foundation and CADSTI here in London. The event was well attended by students from London schools who were an engaged and lively audience.
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The BFUWI's Christmas Lyme was held at the Jamaican High Commission under the patronage of Her Excellency Mrs Aloun Ndombet-Assamba. Those who attended were entertained by the music of Gary Crosby MBE, musician in residence at the Southbank and MOBO award winner Lurine Cato.
BFUWI was delighted to co-sponsor an event at the Barbados High Commission celebrating the life and work of Sir Frederick Smith, Barbados' first Attorney-General. There was a stimulating discussion about his new biography (co-written by his nephew Alan Smith) between Alan and Professor Richard Drayton of King's College, London on the creation of independent statehood for the island nation of Barbados. Barbados became independent on 30 November 1966.
Sir Hilary Beckles, Professor Harry Goulbourne and Ms. Esther Stanford-Xosie participated in what proved to be a stimulating discussion on the Caribbean's claim to reparations from Britain for slavery. The event was moderated by Mr Hal Austin, senior editor with the Financial Times.