Join members of the We Are Bristol History Commission for a virtual discussion on how Bristol’s past has been reflected in the city’s public spaces.
Panellists will debate why some histories have been remembered whilst others are forgotten and if, and why, that matters.
About the panel
About the We Are Bristol History Commission
The We Are Bristol History Commission aims to facilitate city-wide learning, helping Bristol understand our past, so we can better decide who we want to become. The commission is chaired by Professor Tim Cole from the University of Bristol and involves a wide-range of academics from sectors including philosophy, trade unions, arts and culture, and law.
The commission was initiated after the events summer 2020 and its work will include the history of slavery as well as the full scope of events that have impacted the city. The commission will include the building and removal of the Colston statue as a departure point and it will also consider the growth of education, the struggles of workers for pay and working conditions, and the Chartists and suffragettes campaigning for emancipation.
How to take part
Due to COVID-19, this winter lecture season will take place over Zoom.
Book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 3pm on Thursday 10 December.
All Winter Lectures are free and open to all thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.
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