Lectures

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The following list represents the major lectures, talks and other events Ramdin has given, in England and abroad.

THE GRIOT’S TALE LAUNCH, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
National Library of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, 5 November 2009
Two ‘readings’ Recorded Live during the Launch of Ron Ramdin’s novel The Griot’s Tale at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago.

Reading One From West Indian Setting / Reading Two From English Setting.

 

 

 

THE GRIOT’S TALE LAUNCH, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HIGH COMMISSION
Ron Ramdin launched his book at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in London on 29th July 2009.

Home and Belonging in London, 24 June 2009
Docklands Museum, Canary Wharf, London
King’s College, ‘Medical Lives’ Lectures, 2008
Lecture entitled: ‘Mary Seacole: Medical Artist’ delivered at Kings College, University of London, March 2008
Book Launch Lecture, October 2004
Lecture given in the British Library Bookshop, London
Cheltenham Festival of Literature, October 2001
a panel discussion sponsored by The Folio Society
“As we enter a new century, are we now in a position to draw conclusions about the power shifts that have taken place over the last fifty years? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, editor of a new history of the twentieth century, is joined by contributors Lord Jenkins, Richard Hoggart, author of The Uses of Literacy, BBC Economics Editor Peter Jay and historians Lynne Segal and Ron Ramdin to discuss a tempestuous half-century.”
(Lynne Segal could not attend)
Black History Month, October 2001
Wellingborough Library, Northamptonshire
Black History Month, October 1999
Readings from ‘Paul Robeson’ and ‘Reimaging Britain’
Keynote Address, October 1999
Delievered in the Council Chamber of the London Borough of Merton.
Waterstones’s Bookshop, Camden Town, 1999
Reading and discussion of ‘Reimaging Britain’
Inagural performance of African Classical Music in Britain
Purcell Room, South Bank, London
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London
‘Presentation and introduction’
I Semana de Cultura Britanica
Caja Murcia, Spain, 2000
‘Multicultural Britain’
The Whitbread Cardiff Lecture
University of Wales Cardiff, 1997
‘Homelessness and the novel’
The BBC Conference on Community Broadcasting
BBC Conference Centre, 1996
‘An historical overview of Blacks and Asians in Britain’
Glasgow Museum and Fine Arts Gallery lecture, 1995
‘The Black and Asian communities in Britain’
International Conference on African-Americans in Europe
The Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1992
‘Black people in Britain and ethnic minorities in Europe’
University of Seville lecture, 1991
‘Black people in Britain and ethnic minorities in Europe’
Ealing Town Hall, 1990
Paul Robeson Birthday lecture
‘The man and his mission’
University of North London public lecture, 1989
‘Black workers in Britain’
The 150th anniversary conference on the arrival of East Indians in the Caribbean
University of Warwick, 1988
Opening paper: ‘An historical overview of the East Indians in the Caribbean, 1838-1988’
Fulham Town Hall lecture, 1987
‘The making of the black working class in Britain’
International Conference of Caribbeanists
University of Warwick, 1987
Paper: ‘The emergence of Trade Unionism in Trinidad and Tobago’
Blacks in London Conference
Institute of Education, University of London, 1981
Paper: ‘Black workers and the British Trades Union Congress’