Race and equality in education: The role of tech
24 Jan 2024
Leadership , Diversity & Inclusion , Wellbeing
Prof Jason Arday, who defied the odds by overcoming teenage illiteracy to become the University of Cambridge's youngest-ever Black professor at 37, and one of the youngest people ever appointed to a Professorship in Oxbridge's history, will explore how technology can help tackle educational inequalities and promote social justice. A highly respected scholar of race, inequality and education, Arday has published extensively on the under-representation of ethnic minority people in academia, and the long-term impacts of racial discrimination in education. During this fireside chat, he will look at how technology can be used to address inequality and create a more equitable learning environment. Diagnosed with a form of autism spectrum disorder at the age of 3, Arday did not speak until he was 11 and learned to read and write at the age of 18. Therapists predicted he would require lifelong support. Drawing on his own experience of self-belief, coupled with the support of family and friends, Arday will talk about mental wellbeing and resilience.