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'Toppling Colston: Heritage and Teaching Practice after Black Lives Matter 2020'

'Toppling Colston: Heritage and Teaching Practice after Black Lives Matter 2020'

8 June 2021

Toppling Colston: Heritage and Teaching Practice after Black Lives Matter 2020

8 June 2021 Zoom - NU Centre for Heritage Event

To mark the anniversary of the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue by Black Lives Matter protestors, the NU Centre for Heritage organised this online dialogue to challenge ourselves to think about what has changed in the past year, and what not (yet).

We asked the speakers to reflect on how this moment, and how subsequent responses to it, have shaped teaching and practice over the past year.

In conversation with

Carol Ann Dixon, Researcher University of Sheffield

Chloë Duckworth, Co-lead Centre for Heritage

Keith Magee, Professor of Practice of Social Justice

Iain Watson, Cultural Consultant, Visiting Professor Media, Culture, Heritage (from Oct. ‘21), Former Director Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

A recording of the event can be found here.

Please find a transcript of the introduction (not recorded) of the talk here - Toppling Colston Transcript (Word doc, 64KB)