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7th January 2021 / Video

Stuart Hall: Through the Prism of an Intellectual Life | Thinking About Thinking

By: Media Education Foundation

Originally Published by the Media Education Foundation The Media Education Foundation presents a newly discovered recording of a seminal…

26th July 2021 / Video

Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Marxism, an online roundtable

To mark the publication of Stuart Hall, Selected Writings on Marxism, edited by Gregor McLennan, the Stuart Hall Foundation partnered with…

13th May 2021 / Video

Theory From the Margins Presents: Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson Gilmore / Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference

By: Theory From the Margins

This Theory from the Margins event discusses Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference, edited by Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson…

26th May 2021 / Video

An Audience With Angela Davis (keynote speech, 17th Sep 2020)

On Thursday 17th September 2020, the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed world-famous author and activist Angela Davis for ‘An Audience with Angela…

"Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not."
19th April 2021 / Article

Imagining the Unimaginable as Everyday Practice

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

"Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not."
19th April 2021 / Article

Imagining the Unimaginable as Everyday Practice

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not.

3rd February 2021 / Video

Linton Kwesi Johnson on the role of the poet (4th Stuart Hall Public Conversation, February 2021)

“Poetry for me was a cultural weapon in the black liberation struggle” – Linton Kwesi Johnson

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27th May 2021 / Video

The Forgotten People: Conversations around race and equality

By: Sky News

Sky News set out to discover whether conversations around race and inequality after George Floyd’s death had made any impact on the lives of…

"The biggest project of its kind"
26th May 2021 / Article

How do we know if life for people from ethnically diverse backgrounds is getting better?

By: Natasha Muktarsingh and Ganesh Rao, Data and Forensics Unit

"The biggest project of its kind"
26th May 2021 / Article

How do we know if life for people from ethnically diverse backgrounds is getting better?

By: Natasha Muktarsingh and Ganesh Rao, Data and Forensics Unit

The biggest project of its kind

28th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Derek Owusu

By: Words of Colour Productions

28th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Derek Owusu

By: Words of Colour Productions

Words of Colour Productions and the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) present Poetic Licence – a digital series featuring black…

27th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Momtaza Mehri

By: Words of Colour Productions

27th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Momtaza Mehri

By: Words of Colour Productions

Words of Colour Productions and the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) present Poetic Licence – a digital series featuring black…

27th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Nick Makoha

By: Words of Colour Productions

27th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Nick Makoha

By: Words of Colour Productions

Words of Colour Productions and the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) present Poetic Licence – a digital series featuring black…

27th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Tolu Agbelusi

By: Words of Colour Productions

27th May 2021 / Video

Poetic Licence – Tolu Agbelusi

By: Words of Colour Productions

Words of Colour Productions and the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) present Poetic Licence – a digital series featuring black…

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26th July 2021 / Video

Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Marxism, an online roundtable

To mark the publication of Stuart Hall, Selected Writings on Marxism, edited by Gregor McLennan, the Stuart Hall Foundation partnered with…

26th July 2021 / Video

Can the Museum Be Decolonised? Mohammed Ali, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Ahdaf Soueif

On Wednesday 7th July, the Stuart Hall Foundation an online roundtable as part of their #ReconstructionWork series to think through the…

26th May 2021 / Video

An Audience With Angela Davis (keynote speech, 17th Sep 2020)

On Thursday 17th September 2020, the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed world-famous author and activist Angela Davis for ‘An Audience with Angela…

13th May 2021 / Video

Theory From the Margins Presents: Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson Gilmore / Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference

By: Theory From the Margins

This Theory from the Margins event discusses Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference, edited by Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson…

11th May 2021 / Video

Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare, with James Nazroo and Lanre Malaolu

On Tuesday 11th May, the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) hosted a conversation between James Nazroo,…

12th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Culture and Cultural Activism

This panel, part of the ‘Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis’ conference (9-12 March), will explore the nature of racial inequalities and the…

11th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Employment and Young People

Covid-19 has induced the biggest shock to the UK economy seen in modern times and, without significant government action, the effect on the…

10th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Health and Well-Being

Ethnic minority people have experienced a much higher risk of COVID-19 related death, a stark disproportion that has impacted on all ethnic and…

9th March 2021 / Video

Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis: Policing the Crisis

The emergence of the Black Lives Matters movement is marked by the deaths (incomplete lives) of minoritised people who encountered the police….

3rd February 2021 / Video

Linton Kwesi Johnson on the role of the poet (4th Stuart Hall Public Conversation, February 2021)

“Poetry for me was a cultural weapon in the black liberation struggle” – Linton Kwesi Johnson

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"…intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again."
21st July 2021 / Article

The Impossibility of the Black Intellectual

By: Sindre Bangstad

"…intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again."
21st July 2021 / Article

The Impossibility of the Black Intellectual

By: Sindre Bangstad

…intellectuals whose indispensable work one returns to over and over again.

"[…] resistance plants the seeds of a new society […]"
28th June 2021 / Article

Reimagining Schools

By: Remi Joseph-Salisbury

"[…] resistance plants the seeds of a new society […]"
28th June 2021 / Article

Reimagining Schools

By: Remi Joseph-Salisbury

[…] resistance plants the seeds of a new society […]

"Addressing the social crisis and misery in front of us"
"Addressing the social crisis and misery in front of us"
14th June 2021 / Article

Looking Back to Look Forward: Imagining a World Without State Violence

By: Liz Fekete

Addressing the social crisis and misery in front of us

"…studying how to feed ourselves…"
1st June 2021 / Article

DINNER TIME

By: Imani Robinson

"…studying how to feed ourselves…"
1st June 2021 / Article

DINNER TIME

By: Imani Robinson

…studying how to feed ourselves…

"we have to want to know about the whole, complex picture"
"we have to want to know about the whole, complex picture"
19th May 2021 / Article

Introduction to #ReconstructionWork: Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare

By: Becky Hall

we have to want to know about the whole, complex picture

"…a return to the non-imperial geography…"
17th May 2021 / Article

Rewinding Imperial History: A Pre-Bordered World

By: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

"…a return to the non-imperial geography…"
17th May 2021 / Article

Rewinding Imperial History: A Pre-Bordered World

By: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

…a return to the non-imperial geography…

"In response to these failures there is a deep reimagining underway"
3rd May 2021 / Article

Revisiting Macpherson to Reimagine Public Safety

By: Alex S. Vitale

"In response to these failures there is a deep reimagining underway"
3rd May 2021 / Article

Revisiting Macpherson to Reimagine Public Safety

By: Alex S. Vitale

In response to these failures there is a deep reimagining underway

"Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not."
19th April 2021 / Article

Imagining the Unimaginable as Everyday Practice

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

"Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not."
19th April 2021 / Article

Imagining the Unimaginable as Everyday Practice

By: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Where colonialism universalises the future, we must not.

"the Coronavirus Pandemic from a perspective which is both socio-political…"
11th October 2020 / Article

The Coronavirus Pandemic and its Meanings

By: Michael Rustin

"the Coronavirus Pandemic from a perspective which is both socio-political…"
11th October 2020 / Article

The Coronavirus Pandemic and its Meanings

By: Michael Rustin

the Coronavirus Pandemic from a perspective which is both socio-political and psychoanalytic

"”…an experiment in drawing out” the “connections between the ‘life’ and…"
24th September 2020 / Article

Review of Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

By: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

"”…an experiment in drawing out” the “connections between the ‘life’ and…"
24th September 2020 / Article

Review of Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

By: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

“…an experiment in drawing out” the “connections between the ‘life’ and ‘ideas’

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8th November 2019 / Images

Third Public Conversation: Resistance

By: Francis Augusto

8th November 2019 / Images

Third Public Conversation: Resistance

By: Francis Augusto

“We are living through a period of profound political instability, in which old paradigms are crumbling, and new ones struggling to be born. At…

23rd November 2017 / Images

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH Premier

By: Elaine Mitchener

23rd November 2017 / Images

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH Premier

By: Elaine Mitchener

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH premiered at Bluecoat, Liverpool in 2017. It’s a powerful music theatre performance interrogating historical…

13th October 2017 / Images

BLK ACT MAP: Artistic Launch

By: Nadyah Aissa

13th October 2017 / Images

BLK ACT MAP: Artistic Launch

By: Nadyah Aissa

The  BLK ACT MAP emerged from a series of intergenerational conversations organised by the Foundation. Younger groups of artists, cultural…

4th July 2000 / Images

Stuart Hall, 2000

By: Eamonn McCabe

4th July 2000 / Images

Stuart Hall, 2000

By: Eamonn McCabe

16th December 1958 / Image

Stuart Hall at CND Rally, Trafalgar Square, 1958

By: Allen Lane

16th December 1958 / Image

Stuart Hall at CND Rally, Trafalgar Square, 1958

By: Allen Lane

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1st July 2020 / Audio

Caetano Maschio Santos on Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil

By: Caetano Maschio Santos

1st July 2020 / Audio

Caetano Maschio Santos on Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil

By: Caetano Maschio Santos

SHF DPhil Scholar’s Caetano Santos talk ‘Haitian immigrant artists in Brazil: diasporic negotiations of belonging and citizenship,…

2nd February 2020 / Audio

Second Annual Public Conversation: Stuart Hall & the Future of Public Space

Listen to the audio recording of The Second Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation, held at Conway Hall on 2nd February 2019. The event gathered…