University of Edinburgh
When: Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Where: Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh
Please register here for free tickets.
Over the past few years, the relationship between universities and their colonial legacies have started to be revisited. In South Africa, students from the group Rhodes Must Fall called for the statue of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town to be removed. This campaign has since spread across South Africa as well as to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and Queen Mary, University of London. Ultimately, the Rhodes statue was removed, and campaigns to make universities revisit their colonial legacies continue. Meanwhile, the Black Lives Matter movement has spurred American students to also campaign for various demands such as decolonising and broadening their curricula. This event will consider how, if at all, universities should revisit their colonial legacies.
The Ethics Forum is being held in partnership with the Just World Institute and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.