Festival talks by Robert Gildea

20. EMPIRES OF THE MIND: THE COLONIAL PAST AND THE POLITICS OF THE PRESENT

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Even after the rush of decolonisation in the 1960s, the strings of economic and military power too often remained in the hands of the former colonial powers. Award-winning historian Professor Robert Gildea will argue that terror attacks in London, the recent Windrush scandal and Brexit can be much better understood when we realise that Empire is still with us, in the mind if not in reality.

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