Longstanding friends and civil servants Rob Neil and Paul Downer give their views on why Black History Month exists, who it’s for, and what we should be doing for equality, diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and inclusion
To mark National Mentoring Day (27 October), Sarah Harrison and Godfrey Atuahene Junior share their experience of reverse mentoring.
Regular blogger Brian Stanislas writes about the significance of Black History Month for him and the important lessons he learned from his parents growing up in London.
The chair of the Civil Service Hindu Connection explains the purpose of this new cross-government staff network and the meaning for Hindus of the festival of Diwali.
In Ace Awareness Week, Robin explains the term 'Ace' and gives a personal view about progress towards greater understanding of what it means to be asexual.
Cabinet Office's Lauren Roberts gives a personal view of the significance of Black History Month for diversity and inclusion in the Civil Service.
Jonathan Slater, Civil Service LGB&TI Champion, talks about the significance of National Coming Out Day for LGB&TI people and the responsibility of all civil servants to help create an inclusive workplace.
At the start of Black History Month, Augustine ('Austin') Entonu writes about his own particular migration journey, from Nigeria to the UK - what he's learned and where he's headed.
At the close of National Inclusion Week, Jacqui Toogood writes about her experience of inclusion in the Civil Service Fast Stream and considers what still needs to be done.
In National Inclusion Week, the head of diversity and inclusion for the Civil Service Fast Stream & Early Talent programme explains why inclusion should matter to everyone.