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Our next #reconstructionwork conversation: Catherine Hall and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

21 Aug 2020

SHF trustee Catherine Hall, Emerita Professor of History and Chair of the Centre of the Study of British Slave-ownership at UCL, will be taking part in our third #reconstructionwork online conversation on Friday 4th September together with Ruth Ramsden-Karelse, founder and co-convener of the Oxford Queer Studies Network and Stuart Hall scholar at at Merton College, Oxford University.

Catherine Hall (L) and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse (R)

The most recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests has rejuvenated popular debate over the removal of statues of British slave owners from public spaces. The fall of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol and calls to remove statues of Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson and Cecil Rhodes has forced the British public to reconsider questions of history and colonial legacies.

Catherine and Ruth will explore the importance of new histories, Reparations, working to decolonise education and shifting collective memories in the effort to imagine new futures.


The event will be live-streamed at 6pm, Friday 4th September 2020. 
Attendees can register on the link below.

You can watch the previous #reconstructionwork conversations with Gary Younge and Lola Olufemi, and with David Lammy and Amina Gichinga, on the SHF YouTube channel.