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Events 2019-20

Autumn Term

Wednesday 23 October

'Apocalypse now? Climate violence and sacrifice in and for the Caribbean'
Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins
(YPCCS and Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick)

This David Nicholls Memorial Trust Annual Lecture was held at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

Annual Walter Rodney lecture, October 2019

Dr Patricia Rodney, CEO of The Walter Rodney Foundation.

Living with a Legacy: My journey with Walter Rodney 

Dr Rodney is CEO of The Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF) established by the Rodney Family in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr Rodney is also the CEO of Partners in Health, Education and Development (PHEAD), an international consultancy. She has worked in Ghana, Nigeria,Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa.
As a seasoned public health professional, her career spans the disciplines of health,adult education and literacy, social work and women, gender and development. Dr. Rodney is the author of The Caribbean State, Health Care and Women: An Analysis of Barbados and Grenada 1979-1983, Africa World Press, 1998 and has published
several academic articles. Dr. Rodney is currently an Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr Patricia Rodney

Thursday 31st October
‘The Austerities of Independence: Human Rights and National Development Planning in Jamaica, 1955-1962’
Steven L.B. Jensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)
A joint event with Comparative American Studies

Thursday 21st November

Dr Claire Westall (University of York)
‘Style as Substance: C.L.R James, Earl Lovelace and Cricket’s Creative Freedom’

Thursday 28 November
Dr Ed Holberton (University of Bristol),
'Law, Liberty and Lyric in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic: Martha Fowke Sansom’s Poetry in The Barbados Gazette’

This presentation & discussion is a joint event with the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre

Spring Term

Tuesday 28 JanuaryKristy Warren

Dr Kristy Warren (University of Leicester),

‘Tracing Commemorations of Colonial Settlement in Bermuda’



Zak OvePresentation by Zak Ové

18th February

Ové is a British-Trinidadian visual artist whose work is showcased internationally in several museums in Europe and the USA. His sculpture ‘Moko Jumbie’ was the first Caribbean artwork to enter the permanent collection of the British Museum in 2015.