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1968 and After: Culture and Education

1st November 2018 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 1968 and After: Culture and Education

1968 was a year of political upheaval and rebellion but those times were also important in culture and education – and not just in rock music. The worlds of theatre, poetry, journalism, film and TV produced radical new work while on campuses and in schools, thousands of students and teachers called for fundamental changes in the structure and content of education. 

This event celebrates those times and asks, what is the legacy? 

Chairing: Michael Rosen, 68-er, poet, biographer, and education campaigner, and booked so far: Tariq Ali – activist, founder of ‘Black Dwarf’ and ‘Red Mole’ radical newspapers of the time, novelist, and founder of Tariq Ali TV; Melissa Benn, author and campaigner for comprehensive education; Ken Loach, film-maker, whose works include the critically acclaimed films Poor Cow (1967), Kes (1969) and I, Daniel Blake (2016), and Lynne Segal, Anniversary Professor of Psychology & Gender Studies at Birkbeck.

Photo credit: the photo is part of the Fonds André Cros (alterations were made). Copyright license:  CC BY-SA 4.0.

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