Begum reflects on Lit in Colour’s first year as initiative looks to push systemic change

Begum reflects on Lit in Colour’s first year as initiative looks to push systemic change

Since Lit in Colour—the initiative which aims to help UK schools make the teaching of English Literature more inclusive—was jointly launched by Penguin Random House UK (PRH) and race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust in September 2020, the 40-strong team has been working to turn its findings into positive actions; aiming to effect change in every piece of a complex puzzle.

Dr Halima Begum joined Runnymede as c.e.o. in August 2020, having previously held senior positions including in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Positive in outlook, she praises the dynamism of the L...

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