A portrait of Patricia Daley, our Vice-Principal and Helen Morag Tutor & Fellow in Geography, is part of a new photographic exhibition that celebrates some of the UK’s most eminent black female professors. The exhibition, Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors, features portraits of forty professors across a broad range of subjects including geography, medicine, law and sociology and honours their presence and achievements working in British academia.


Patricia is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Oxford. The portraits, which were taken by photographer Bill Knight, have been researched and curated by Dr Nicola Rollock, reader in equity and education at Goldsmiths, University of London. Nicola has been examining the career experiences and strategies of black female professors at UK higher education establishments over the past three years.

The exhibition aims to highlight the presence and excellence of all the women included, and provide a platform for debate about what it takes to reach this highest level of academic scholarship.

Read more about the exhibition here: