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Human Geography: “Should it Stay or Should it Go?” – BLM & The Colston Memorial With Dr Jessica Dubow From The University of Sheffield

June 16 @ 12:45 - 13:45


In June 2020, a statue of the slave trader, Edward Colston, was toppled into Bristol Harbour as part of the Black Lives Matter protests.

In this lecture,  Dr Jessica Dubow, Reader in Cultural Geography at The University of Sheffield, examines the cultural and political geographies of the public memorial and explores the question of historical memory.

  • Who gets remembered and who gets forgotten?
  • How do we deal with questions of guilt and responsibility?
  • How do we represent a history of trauma?

This lecture will be of interest to students of geography, history, politics, philosophy and ethics and many others!


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Jessica Dubow


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: This lecture will be of interest to Year 12 students of geography, history, politics, philosophy and ethics and many others! Year 13 students are also very welcome where the school/college is still engaging them in academic opportunities such as this.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: There is no preparation required although students may wish to consider the issues and questions they may like to ask during the event.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: