DR. ROBIN WALKER
Robin Walker BSc (Hons) Econ, PGCE was born in London in 1967. He attended schools in Gregory Park (Jamaica), Milton Keynes and Kettering. He left school with 7 O Levels and 4 A Levels. Between 1987 and 1990, he attended the London School of Economics and Political Science where he read Economics. In 1991 and 1992, he studied African World Studies with Dr Femi Biko and later with Mr Kenny Bakie. Between 1993 and 1994, he trained as a secondary school teacher at Edge Hill College (linked to the University of Lancaster).
Since 1992 and up to the present period, Robin Walker has lectured in adult education, taught university short courses, and chaired conferences in African World Studies, Egyptology and Black History. The venues have been in Toxteth (Liverpool), Manchester, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and London. Since 1994 he has taught Economics, Business & Finance, Information Communications Technology, PSHE/Citizenship, Mathematics and History at various schools in London and Essex.
In 1996 Robin Walker co-edited the first of a series of seminal lifestyle surveys. The Black Community Report 1996 was commissioned by Amenta Marketing and published in the UK. A year later, the equally important Black Child Report 1997 appeared, again co-edited for Amenta Marketing. Also in 1997, he edited The Alarm Journal. In 1999 he wrote Classical Splendour: Roots of Black History published in the UK by Bogle L’Ouverture Publications. In the same year, he co-authored The West African Empire of Songhai, a textbook that is used by many schools across the country. In 2000 he co-authored Sword, Seal and Koran, the best study there has ever been on the Songhai Empire of West Africa. For the Peoplescience Intelligence Unit, he was sole editor of the Black Community Report 2000, the Black Child Report 2001, and the incomparable Asian Community Report 2001.
In 2005 he wrote the script for the independent documentary History Report: In Search of African Splendour. In 2006, he wrote When We Ruled. Published by Every Generation Media, this book established Walker as the foremost authority on ancient and medieval African history. His 2008 publication Before The Slave Trade has cemented that reputation.
Robin continues to teach giving lectures up and down the UK and abroad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwdTcT3VXw : Dr Robin Walker, Richard Blackwood, J.B. Smith, Michelle Gayle: Black History vs Black Studies