He set up Operation Black Vote in 1996, vastly increasing the number of Black MPs - and later this year becomes the first Black man to head an Oxbridge college Thu 15 Jul 2021 01.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 15 Jul 2021 10.21 EDT In the mid-90s, Simon Woolley believed British politics was largely indifferent to minority communities.
Lord Simon Woolley, founder of Operation Black Vote, writes about how the awful murder of George Floyd saw the UK engage in the greatest conversation it had had in some time - and how, sadly, the Tory Government set itself full square against it with faux culture wars
When Simon Woolley visited Cambridge at the age of 26 it lit a fire inside him.Leaving school without A-levels, he was working as a salesman for a film company.He was doing better than many his age, with his own flat and company car.But something was missing.
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Lord Simon Woolley to become first black man to head up a University of Cambridge college after appointment at Homerton
Lord Simon Woolley, a former equality and human rights commissioner, is to become the first black man to head up an Oxbridge college after being announced as the next principal of Homerton in Cambridge.
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Lord Woolley will become the first black man to head an Oxbridge college when he takes over as principal of Cambridge University’s Homerton College in October.
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A political and equalities activist has become the first black man to be elected head of an Oxbridge college., founding director of campaign group Operation Black Vote, will be the next principal of Cambridge University’s Homerton College.
From council estate to Cambridge college head: Activist becomes first black man to be elected chief of Oxbridge college An equalities activist has become the first black man to be elected head of an Oxbridge college..