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Malvern Festival of Ideas

The programme for the 2023 Malvern Festival of Ideas has been launched. Titled As Time Goes By¸ it explores the concept of being a good ancestor as well as examining how we handle the legacies handed down to us.

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Malvern Festival of Ideas takes place 3-5 March 2023.

Malvern St James Girls’ School

The Festival will be opened by biological anthropologist, author and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, speaking on Archaeology in the Age of Genetics. Saturday’s programme includes Afua Hagan, one of the leading voices on diversity in Britain, who examines our legacy in the context of Black Lives Matter and Equality for Women; writer and campaigner, Melissa Benn, in conversation with social historian, Jane Martin, about family traditions - of ethics, politics, ideas, campaigning; Priyamvada Gopal, Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the University of Cambridge, discusses how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were not merely victims of empire but also agents whose resistance shaped British ideas about freedom and who could be free; poet, writer, lyricist, musician and actor, Benjamin Zephaniah is in conversation with award-winning Black Country poet, Liz Berry, about racism, Black Liberation, revolution and poetry; Carwyn Jones, former First Minister of Wales, presents a political view of this year's theme.

Tickets and further details of the programme are available from the website www.malvernfestivalofideas.org.uk or email info@malvernfestivalofideas.org.uk or telephone 01684 565708

Friday 3 March 2023, 0:00 - Sunday 5 March 2023, 0:00


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