Rex Nettleford Lecture on Colonialism and its Legacies 2024

Paul Gilroy, Professor of Humanities at UCL and founding director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the study of racism and racialisation, will deliver the annual Rex Nettleford Lecture on Thursday 16 May 2024. On the subject of “The Evolving Political Significance of Studying Africa’s diaspora”.

The lecture, named in honour of former Honorary Fellow and Orielensis Professor Rex Nettleford, former Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, is intended to contribute to the advancement of academic research into the legacies of colonialism in all its forms.

Following the lecture there will be a presentation for the winners of the Rex Nettleford Essay Competition, in which Year 12 students were invited to submit an essay addressing specific aspects of colonialism.