Guyanese Baroness Valerie Amos is the first black Director of a British University – School of Oriental and African Studies

The extraordinary life of Baroness Valerie Amos has taken her from the small island of Wakenaam at the mouth of the Essequibo River in Guyana to the House of Lords. It is a journey that includes time spent at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the British High Commission in Australia. She has now returned to London where she has become the first black director of a British University at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).” … read more