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Events 2018-19

Autumn Term

Tuesday 30th October

Annual Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture

Professor Carole Boyce-Davies (Cornell University, New York)

‘Re-Grounding the Intellectual Activist Model of Walter Rodney’

Tuesday 20th November

Manuel Valle (visiting doctoral researcher from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid)

‘From Columbia University to Puerto Rico: The formation of Sidney Mintz’s anthropological perspective’


Spring Term

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Ananya Jahanara Kabir (Professor of English Literature, King’s College London)

‘Creolité and Coolitude: The Indian on the Plantation’

Tuesday 26th February

‘Slavery > Archive < History’

 Christer Petley (Professor of Atlantic History, University of Southampton)

Author of White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Summer Term

Tuesday 18th June

Dr Renee Nelson (University of the West Indies)

"British West Indian Attitudes Towards Migration, 1948-1962"

Renee A. Nelson is lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology at The University of the West Indies, Mona. Her research is concerned with the impact of West Indian migration on the UK in the post-World War II period - specifically, the contributions of West Indian migrants to the auxiliary services.



Two linked exhibitions on campus organized by the Centre for the History of Medicine, celebrated the contributions of the Windrush generation and their descendants to the NHS and to British culture and society at large.

'Here to Stay'

Saturday 15th June – Saturday 29th June 2019

Oculus Building, main campus, University of Warwick

This series of portraits captured by local artist Ines Dalal, of Windrush/Windrush heritage NHS staff, was accompanied by testimonies about their experiences.


Documents exhibition

20th May – 12th July

Modern Records office

This exhibition used archives from the Modern Record Centre’s collections to look at the experiences and contributions of BAME people to British life across the 20th Century. It was a companion exhibition to Here to Stay.

This exhibition included documents from the 1920s to the 1990s with a particular emphasis on Britain’s health services, family and home, and the arts.