Virtual Bristol Distinguished Address Series with Aisha Thomas MBE

Join us in conversation as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

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Date and time
Wed 10 May 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Online: TBC
Events Team
Booking required


This event is part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAS). BDAS provides an opportunity to hear unique perspectives and insights from change makers, activists, entrepreneurs and people who have achieved amazing things in Bristol and beyond.

About Aisha

Aisha studied law before an epiphany saw her move to education and become Assistant Principal at an inner-city secondary school. Today she is Educational Consultant in her own organisation, Representation Matters Ltd, and has a firm focus on anti-racist practice, equity, justice, and liberation.

Aisha has presented a BBC documentary about the lack of black teachers in Bristol and delivered a TEDx talk: 'Why Representation Really Matters'.

She won Positive Role Model for Race/Ethnicity at the Bristol Diversity Awards 2020, received a 2021 Special Recognition Award from Bristol Black History Month magazine and won the 2021 Baton Awards Campaigner of the Year.

Aisha is also a university guest lecturer, and her debut book 'Becoming an anti-racist educator was released on 12 May 2022.

In June 2022, Aisha was awarded an MBE for her services to education and her anti-racist practice work via Representation Matters Ltd.

"Representation is vital because it provides the opportunity for your existence to be acknowledged in the world."




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Event starts – welcome and introductions


In conversation


Audience Q&A session

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  • Cost: Free
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