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‘I’m up for the fight’: Chris Jackson to be first black scientist to give Christmas lecture – The Guardian

Professor urges organisations to help tackle racism, misogyny and transphobia

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Prof Chris Jackson, who this year will be the first black person to present the Royal Institution Christmas lectures, has said such organisations have a key role to play in addressing issues including racism and transphobia.
Jackson is one of three UK academics presenting this years lectures, called Planet Earth: A Users Guide.
Speaking to the Guardian, the professor of geology at Imperial College London said racism in the scientific community had prevented black academics from previously bein…

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