ERA's PhD students are running a series of free Zoom webinars during October, focusing on black historical figures who have played a key role in energy innovation and other aspects of science.

These short 30 minute webinars and videos are taking place during every Thursday in October, and provide an insight into the achievements of each of the subjects. Each will conclude with a Q+A session.

Register for the webinar series by clicking the booking button on the right, and you will be sent the login details for each of the seminars.

Please sign up to the Black History Month series and you will be sent the login codes every week.

Take a look at our introductory video

Watch Tosin Adedipe's presentation about Granville Woods

Watch Toyin Sanusi's presentation about Lewis Latimer

Watch Claire Pottier's presentation about Aletha Maybank


ERA Black History Month Programme

Date Topic Presenter Time
Thurs 1st Oct Setting the scene for Black History Month, highlighting some historical black scientists and their inventions. Lennie Foster Video available
Thurs 8th Oct Granville Woods - a prolific inventor who filed over 60 patents for inventions for trains and cars, including a petrol-electric car. Tosin Adedipe 2pm - 2.30pm
Thurs 15th Oct  Lewis Latimer - was an American patent draftsman for the patents of the incandescent light bulb, among other inventions. Toyin Sanusi 2pm - 2.30pm
 Thurs 22nd Oct Aletha Maybank - is the Chief Health Equity Officer and Vice President of the American Medical Association.  Claire, Kaixi, Zhi   TBC
 Thurs 29th Oct Katherine Johnson - worked as a 'human computer' for several high profile NASA projects. Her work helped put spacecrafts into orbit, send US astronauts to the moon and (probably to their great relief) bring them back home again.  Donald and Naomi  TBC

Additional information


Nicholas King
T: 07974 690632