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Past events

RFET: Past events

  • 22 July 2023

Sponsored walk: a 10-mile loop south of Durham City to raise funds for the Ruth First Scholarship. Walkers: Sicelo Ngwenya (2022-23 Scholar), Pearson Nkhoma (2011-12 Scholar), Sarah Banks, Mike Thompson, Liz Lindsey, Nikki Rutter and Patrick Dorey, with back-up from Helen Charnley. We raised over £4000.

  • 15 June 2023

Ruth First Scholar Seminar by Sicelo Ngwenya at St Aidan’s College, Durham on “Under Siege: Confronting Digital Authoritarianism in Southern Africa.”

  • 24 October 2022
Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir concert in Durham Cathedral in memory of Ruth First (including a tribute by her daughter Gillian Slovo), attended by about 800 people.

Sponsored walk 2022
  • 4 September 2022

Sponsored 10-mile walk with this year’s Ruth First Scholar Shamiso Zamba round Durham City to raise funds for the Ruth First Scholarship (with Helen walking in Norway and Pearson and Peter in Malawi).

Ruth First mural
  • 8 March 2022

Unveiling by Hilary Wainwright of the mural and plaque on the side of Ruth First House (on Providence Row, Durham), restored by the original artist Lotte Shankland