An event dedicated to Professor Stuart Hall, the leading cultural theorist and founder of the New Left Review, who was an undergraduate at Merton in the early 1950s. Named the 'godfather of multiculturalism' and coining the term 'Thatcherism', Hall has made a lasting impact on left-wing theory and did much to open the debate on the politics of identity, race and gender.
The event will comprise a discussion by a panel of academics on the legacy of Stuart Hall's work; a screening of The Stuart Hall Project, John Akomfrah's 2013 documentary on Hall's life and legacy; and a live stream of footage from a memorial event in London, featuring Skip Gates, Sally Alexander, Angela Davis and Catherine Hall. Tea and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit www.merton.ox.ac.uk/event/stuart-hall-celebration.