Morning Conversations at the Lit & Phil | The British Empire – What is the Legacy?

Saturday 8th June | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE


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Saturday 8th June | 11am-12:30pm
Hosted by John Duns


The legacy of The British Empire has never been as contentious in the eyes of the United Kingdom – and elsewhere.

Whilst schoolchildren 50 ago were told the stories of Drake, Cook, Clive of India, Nelson, Darwin, Livingstone and others in a positive and, often in a jingoistic light, the debate now is much less on the positive side. Is that fair?

The session will consider aspects of the legacy of Empire, including:

· Infrastructure Development

· Spread of Education and Language

· Cultural Exchange

· Exploitation and Injustice

· Cultural Imperialism

· Economics

· Social Divisions and Conflict.

The session will be facilitated by Lit & Phil Member John Duns

A LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE
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