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We host a variety of events dedicated to bringing thinkers, writers and artists together to tackle challenging topics, encourage public debate and to engage in critical dialogue. Book your place and tune in to our live events on this page.

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Upcoming events

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31st May, 6:00pm – 7:15pm

#ReconstructionWork: Whose Memorials?

The state backlash against the mass protests for racial justice in June 2020 is well underway. A reaction punctuated by the recent passing of…

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11th June, 9:00am

New Ethnicities: Study Day

Since the early 1980s, John Akomfrah’s moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of…

Past events

16th May 2022

Making Space: Decolonial Interventions in Contemporary Art

Convened by Susuana Amoah, the Sussex University Stuart Hall Fellow 2022, this panel will explore some of the imaginative de-colonial…

22nd April 2022

Raymond Williams @ 100: A Centenary Conference

The Raymond Williams centenary conference takes place in Manchester on 22-23 April 2022. Hosted by the Raymond Williams Society, this…

8th March 2022

#ReconstructionWork: The Politics of Care

How can we make sense of the concept of ‘care’ in today’s political and economic landscape? After twelve years of austerity, large scale public…

3rd February 2022

5th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation – Manufacturing Dissent: Moments of Solidarity

“How can we organise these huge, randomly varied, and diverse things we call human subjects into positions where they can recognise one another…

18th January 2022

#ReconstructionWork: Frontlines: Land and the Climate Crisis

Our #ReconstructionWork online conversation series continues with another special event with support from Arts Council England. Land both…

23rd November 2021

#ReconstructionWork: Publishing in the Wake of Black Lives Matter With Margaret Busby and Anamik Saha 

The Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020 produced an unprecedented amount of public statements from corporate media in…

29th October 2021

Sensing the Planet: A Black Atlantic Symposium

Sensing the Planet, a 3-day gathering at Dartington from 29-31 October, will see leading UK cultural institutions Serpentine, the Royal Court…

26th October 2021

#ReconstructionWork: Climate Justice From Below: Race, Class and Climate Crisis

Our #ReconstructionWork online conversation series continues with another special event with support from Arts Council England. In the…