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The Univ Seminar: Culture Wars: Who Owns History

Palace of WestminsterThursday, 2 February 2023, 6.30-9.30pm (GMT)
The Members’ Dining Room, The House of Commons, London and online

Baroness Amos, Master of University College, Oxford is delighted to invite you and a guest to the Univ Seminar on Thursday, 2 February 2023 from 6.30-9.30pm at the House of Commons in London.

Baroness Amos will host a panel discussion and Q&A session, to be followed by a chance to socialise with the speakers and fellow alumni over drinks and a light bowl food supper.

We are very excited to announce the panellists for the Univ Seminar, “Culture Wars: Who Owns History” (full bios below):

Afua Hirsch: an award-winning writer, broadcaster and former barrister known for her work on culture, social justice, identity and anti-racism. Afua will be joining us remotely from LA.
Dr Casely-Hayford: the inaugural Director of V&A East, appointed in March 2020. Dr Casely-Hayford is a curator and cultural historian who writes, lectures and broadcasts widely on culture.
Professor Ben Jackson: Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in History and Development Adviser at University College, Oxford, and Professor of Modern History at Oxford.

The panel will be chaired by Baroness Amos, Master of University College.

Please note: Our in-person tickets are now sold out, but we are thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to attend the panel discussion and Q&A session live via Zoom. Please pre-register via the button below.

Register for Zoom link

Admittance is strictly upon presentation of invitation (electronic or hardcopy), and guests are required to bring personal photo identification.

Entrance is via Cromwell Green visitors’ entrance, and please allow up to 45 minutes to go through security. Please note that no parking facilities are available. Luggage larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm will not be permitted.


Speaker biographies

Refunds are accepted up to 10 working days before the event. If you have any questions, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office: rsvp@univ.ox.ac.uk or Tel: +44 (0)1865 286208. Thank you.

The Univ Seminar was formally known as the Annual Seminar. We have renamed this event as it will now take place bi-annually.

Please note that audio, photographs and video footage may be taken throughout our events. These may be used by the College for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact the event organiser if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

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