Effects of the British Empire; a panel with special guest Lowkey
- Thursday 6th February 2020
- 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- University of Portsmouth Park Building Room 2.23, PO12BZ
Part one in a two-part series of the same topic brought to you by UPSU; ‘Collateral Damage: The ripple effects of a fallen empire’. In this first part, we will discuss the impacts of colonialism on the people and places it colonised in contemporary Britain.
Our panel will discuss issues affecting BAME students at University such as the BAME attainment gap alongside numerous other questions the audience wishes to propose. Our panelist Doctor Jodi Burkett will be specifically discussing the effects of the empire on British identity and our featured speaker Lowkey will be contemplating the notion of migration and the empire.
Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm start. Our speakers will give a 30-minute talk on their expert perspectives on the British Empire before we begin the 30 minute Q&A panel discussion at 7:45pm. There will be light refreshments for your comfort throughout and 10 minutes at the end of the event for you to chat with our speakers.
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UPSU brings you this event to raise awareness of the many issues that BAME students face when studying in the UK.
Information about part two will be published separately.
Lowkey is an award-winning hip-hop artist and campaigner. Doctor Jodi Burkett, a cultural and social historian of late twentieth-century Britain has been a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth since 2010.