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Fighting For Freedom: Rebellion, Revolt And Revolution In The Caribbean - Talk

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) heralded the beginning of the end of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, and the overthrow of colonial powers. Successive revolutions have shaped the region's political, economic and cultural landscapes today, as slavery has been challenged, and freedom sought. Join our panel for a…

Thu 19 Oct

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Karl Marx's Changing Picture Of The End Of Capitalism

In this lecture, Professor Gareth Stedman Jones FBA argues that the fundamental change in Marx's conception of revolution and the end of capitalism was not in the 1840s (as is usually thought), but in the ten years leading up to the publication of Capital in 1867, when he began to think of the end of capitalism as a…

Tue 21 Nov

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:00 – 19:15

Research Spotlight: Russian Revolution

New research highlights that there is still so much to learn about the Russian Revolution and its impact on the course of world history. Hear current and former British Academy award holders explore the topic further in this evening of short talks.

Thu 9 Nov

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Russia In Revolution: An Empire In Crisis, 1890-1928

The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire politically, economically, socially and culturally. To mark the centenary of this epochal event, Steve Smith FBA discusses his latest book, offering a panoramic account of the history of the empire from the late 19th century to the end of the 1920s.

Tue 31 Oct

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 19:45

The Seabird's Cry

Professor of Ornithology Tim Birkhead FRS joins historian and writer Adam Nicolson FRSL explore how to re-associate the analytical and imaginative aspects of understanding animals. Can we move beyond anthropomorphism to a point where we recognise an equal coexistence with animals? World seabird populations have reduced by…

Mon 16 Oct

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Speech, Script And Social Media: How Communication Technology Has Changed Religion

Join our panel as they discuss whether developments in communication technology - from the invention of the printing press to the rise of social media - are catalysts for religious change. With Rev Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch FBA (University of Oxford) and Rabiha Hannan, Co-founder of New Horizons in British Islam.

Wed 4 Oct

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Thinkers For Our Time: Sylvia Pankhurst

A leading campaigner for women's and workers' rights, Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) helped shape the policy and the methods of the suffragette struggle. She attended the Royal College of Art, as both an artist and an activist, she placed visual imagery, performance, costume and colour at the heart of political activism and…

Tue 5 Dec

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 20:00

What Is A Revolution?

In an age where the latest iPhone can be called a revolution, we explore the true meaning of the term and whether today's 'revolutions' are revolutionary at all. Join our panel, including former rock critic and Mercury Prize judge Simon Frith FBA and one of the world's leading voices on modern Russian history, Robert…

Tue 3 Oct

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Why Do Some People Become Psychopaths?

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin lecture 2017 by Professor Essi Viding. Psychopathy has long captured the public imagination. Newspaper column inches and Hollywood films alike mirror our curiosity and capture our natural fear of characters who seem to lack basic humanity. Why do some people develop psychopathy and can it…

Thu 19 Oct

Free / 020 7969 5200

  • 18:30 – 19:30

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