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24 October 2019, 6:00pm to 24 October 2019, 8:00pm
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On Thursday 24 October 2019, at 6pm, we launch our Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity & Belonging report at Mary Sumner House, Westminster.

Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity & Belonging offers a unique, cross-sector insight into race in Britain today. It presents a series of practical, policy-focused recommendations for promoting progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies. 

Insight and recommendations

This Cumberland Lodge Report marks the culmination of a 12-month project to explore how inequality, identity and belonging intersect with race.

It draws on the wisdom and experience of an interdisciplinary representation of academics, policymakers, business leaders, NGOs, community practitioners and activists, and young people, from across the UK.

Our report summarises key themes and best-practice recommendations that emerged from our independent research and a roundtable conference at Cumberland Lodge in autumn 2018, held in partnership with the independent race equality think tank The Runnymede Trust. These ideas were reviewed and refined at an expert consultation we convened with conference representatives and further specialists in May 2019.

The report's author is Cumberland Lodge freelance research associate Dr Farhan Samanani, from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religion and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany.

Launch event

The launch will begin with short introductions from invited specialists, to highlight its key themes and recommendations.

Our panellists are:

  • Sunder Katwala - Director of British Future
  • Kiri Kankhwende - Freelance Journalist and Commentator
  • Dr Zubaida Haque - Deputy Director at The Runnymede Trust

There will also be a drinks reception, and the chance to mingle with fellow guests and contributors to the report.

For those attending, location details for the venue can be found here.

Please note that the event will be filmed and photographed, to help raise awareness about the report online and via our e-newsletters. If you would rather not be filmed or photographed, please let a member of our team know in advance.


The full report will be published on the Read, Watch, Listen pages of our website soon after the launch, in downloadable pdf and e-book formats.

This project is part of our 2018-19 Identities & Belonging series.

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