Sunday 21 October – Digging Deep – Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage, National Narratives from around the UK

Sunday 21st October 2018
Jalgos Sports and Social Club,
Rose St, Preston PR1 3XY
Exhibition opens 4.30pm
Guest Speaker: Norma Gregory 5.15pm

Norma Gregory, Historian

Norma Gregory (1969-) was born in Nottingham and is a historian of African Caribbean
experiences, in relation to the British context. She has a passion for oral history, photography and publishing and uses creative media as a way of sharing with others, new insights and undiscovered heritage.
• St Mary’s University, Twickenham London (BA Hons. English Literature/Language
with Theology & Religious Studies)
• UCL Institute of Education, University of London (MA. Effective Learning / Pedagogy)
• University of Nottingham (PGCE/GTP Certificate in Education, Secondary English)
• Liverpool John Moores University (Post. Grad Certificate in Learning Mentoring)
• College of North East London (CONEL) Radio & Print Journalism (City & Guilds) 1996,
(Awarded in 1997) Distinction.
For over twenty-seven years, Norma has researched and produced quality, heritage-related educational materials, helping to develop, expand and enrich available heritage as well as helping to address misrepresentations of history. From print to broadcast media, publications, exhibitions, displays and memorials, Norma has also conducted talks and presentations to enhance public knowledge, regarding the inclusion and celebration of diverse histories within mainstream settings. Through her social enterprise and as director of Nottingham News Centre CIC, founded in 2013 (see, Norma regularly sponsors and supports events and activities that promote heritage, education, inclusion and equality for all. “I believe that it is through education, that I have had the chance to become the woman I am supposed to be, dedicating my life to improving and advancing education through heritage and inclusive knowledge transfer, thus helping to promote inclusion and a deeper understanding for all. Thank you.”


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