DDU open letter in response to ‘Black Out’ performances at Noel Coward Theatre

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert writes to theatre owners Delfont Mackintosh to denounce the idea of blacks-only performances.

New film: The Fall of Minneapolis

A new film from Alpha News challenges the narrative about George Floyd’s death that inspired both Black Lives Matter protests and the wave of EDI/anti-racism policies across institutions and big business.

UNCANCELLED: Indoctrination or Education?

Following her shocking cancellation from a recent education conference, the Free Speech Union (FSU) was delighted to be able to re-platform the debate between Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert, director of Don’t Divide Us (DDU), film studies teacher Toby Marshall, Dr Ruth Wareham, lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, and John Marrill, teacher of history and politics. The debate took place on Monday 16 October with audience members both ‘in the room’ and online.

Statement from the director of DDU on the Rethinking Education conference

Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert was disinvited from taking part in a discussion on indoctrination in education at the Rethinking Education conference. Here, Alka responds to what happened and an apology by Dr James Mannion.

Coverage of Alka Sehgal Cuthbert’s disinvitation from Rethinking Education conference

There was widespread coverage of Rethinking Education’s decision to disinvite Alka Sehgal Cuthbert to speak on indoctrination in education.

Media coverage for DDU’s report, ‘Who are the experts?’

DDU’s second report, Who Are the Experts? An investigation into anti-racist third-party organisations in schools received wide coverage, both for the report itself and for specific findings within it. (You can read the report here.) Contested racial views taught as fact, says pressure groupThe Times, 11 July 2023 Pupils are being subjected to a “radical […]

Coronation balcony scene was ‘terribly white’, says Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh

DDU director Alka Sehgal Cuthbert is quoted in this article from the Telegraph, 7 May 2023. Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh called the Royal family’s balcony appearance during the Coronation “terribly white”. The actress, who plays a Regency duchess in the Netflix series Bridgerton, offered her opinions during ITV’s coverage of the Coronation of King Charles […]

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert discusses third-party ‘activist educators’ on GB News

Alka was a guest on Free Speech Nation with Andrew Doyle on Sunday 2 April. She talked about how the imposition of new ideologies on our institutions which re-racialising society, seeing racial problems where few, if any, exist. The result is the creation of divisions, between pupils and between colleagues.

The meaning of racism and equality

DDU director Alka Sehgal Cuthbert was one of the panelists in this debate, part of the conference ‘Towards the Common Good: Rethinking Race in the 21st Century’, hosted by The Equiano Project, Emmanuel College and King’s College, Cambridge.

DDU Director explains what impartiality in education means and why it’s so necessary

Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert has a new article in Teachwire. She writes: ‘When teachers come down on the side of social justice activism, the distinction between educational goals and the political interests of the teachers in question becomes blurred, breaching the duty of schools to teach impartially.’ Read the full article here.