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Events this Year

2021 - 22 online events

Autumn term

Tuesday 26th October

The annual Walter Rodney lecture “The Responsibilities of Caribbean Intellectuals” by Professor Aaron Kamugisha, University of the West Indies.

Tuesday 23rd November

Dr Michael Mitchell

The Dream of Paradise Produces Monsters: Fictional Responses to the Jonestown Tragedy of 1978 - Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast (1981), Fred D'Aguiar's Children of Paradise (2014) and Wilson Harris's Jonestown (1996).

Wednesday 24 November

Department of History Research Seminar (Online)

Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford): ‘Republican fraternity in action: Toussaint Louverture and the Saint-Domingue revolution’

Spring term

Sunday 20th February

Dr. Yesu Persaud of Guyana: A creative, humble and wealthy philanthropist

A public meeting held on Zoom

Tuesday 1st March

"Enduring Inoculation: Smallpox Inoculation and Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century Caribbean."

By Dr Elise A. Mitchell, a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Princeton University.

Summer term

6 May - Sat 7 May

Online conference “Caribbean poetics: voices, aesthetics, imaginaries”

Organised by Orane ONYEKPE-TOUZET (University of Warwick/Sorbonne Université) and Rocío MUNGUIA AGUILAR (Université de Strasbourg)

Tuesday 24th May

The Annual Ameena Gafoor lecture: JANET JAGAN : FREEDOM FIGHTER OF GUYANA

by Patricia Mohammed, Professor Emeritus, Gender & Cultural Studies, University of West Indies

Thursday 26th May

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: a Postgraduate Symposium

Peripheries and Questions of Power


2019 - 20

Autumn term

Wednesday 23 October,

David Nicholls Memorial Trust annual public lecture

By Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins (YPCCS and Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick)

An external event at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.


Tuesday 29 October

Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture

Dr Patricia Rodney (CEO, The Walter Rodney Foundation)

Living with a Legacy: My Journey with Walter Rodney

Included a book launch of the 50th anniversary edition of Groundings with My Brothers.


Tuesday 19 November

Dr Claire Westall (University of York)

‘Style as Substance’: C. L. R. James, Earl Lovelace and Cricket’s Creative Freedom’ [TBC]


Thursday 28 November

Dr Ed Holberton (University of Bristol),

Literature in early eighteenth-century Barbados

Jointly organised with the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre.