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Annual Disability Lecture, University of York: Changing the Disability Narrative

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FREE but booking required - see entry for details

At the 10th Annual Disability Lecture, Beth Kume-Holland will use her lived experience to explore the topic of less visible disabilities and chronic illness.

Disabled people make up 24% of the UK population and 1.85 billion people globally, but all too often disability and accessibility are afterthoughts across institutions, business and society.

Speaker Beth Kume-Holland will share a glimpse into her personal journey from Oxford undergraduate and researcher to award-winning CEO and international disability rights advocate. She will delve into some of the key issues around disability and accessibility, why it matters and crucially, how we can each play our part to make institutions and society more accessible, with some practical tips that we can all implement immediately.

Please book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-disability-lecture-changing-the-disability-narrative-tickets-861566076327?keep_tld=1

  • About Beth

Named one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK by the Shaw Trust, Beth is an award-winning social entrepreneur and passionate advocate for disability inclusion. She is the founder of Patchwork Hub, a disabled-led social enterprise providing an accessible jobs board, bespoke recruitment services and training and consultancy for employers. A graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford, and a Harvard University Kennedy Scholar, Beth has previously worked for Scope, Oxford University and Citibank, is a co-founder of the Disabled Entrepreneurs Network and was recently announced as a Commissioner on the UK’s Independent Commission on Healthier Working Lives.


We want you to get the most out of attending this event, so we’ve chosen a venue with accessibility features and will also host online through Zoom. In addition:

  • There will be British Sign Language interpretation for in-person and online audiences.
  • There will be live stenographer captioning to ensure accurate captions.
  • The venue has level access, accessible toilets and other accessibility features.

Please use the space provided in the registration form to indicate any support needs.

This event is open to the public. Register to attend in person or online.

For any queries, or help booking tickets, please contact equality@admin.ox.ac.uk


April 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE but booking required - see entry for details


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