Juanita Cox, a Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded ‘Windrush Scandal in its Transnational and Commonwealth Context’ project, will be in conversation with Joyce Trotman and Sherlene Rudder OBE. The conversation will focus on their memories of their colonial education (respectively in British Guiana and Barbados), their journey to Britain as British subjects and their experience of work in the UK.
Joyce Trotman trained as a teacher in what is now the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana before migrating to England to become a teacher and Head of Remedial Department at a school in Bermondsey, the Scott Lidgett Boys’ Comprehensive School.
Sherlene Rudder OBE arrived in Britain from Barbados in 1964. She went on to become a Health Visitor and a specialist Sickle Cell Thalassaemia Nurse. She had been inspired by her great grandmother, one of the first community midwives in St Lucie, Barbados.