Videos and Podcasts

Selected public lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences hosted by the Institute of Commonwelath Studies are recorded and accessible for viewing and downloading from these pages and from iTunes U and YouTube.

Taking Stock of the Commonwealth - The World after Covid-19
Legacies of Colonialism and the Windrush Betrayal
Hanslope Park Migrated Archives
Legacies of Colonialism in the Modern World series
Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development
What’s Happening in Black British History (WHBBH_TN2) Workshop


Introduction: Panel 1 - The World after Covid 19

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, Professor Wendy Thomson CBE

The World after Covid-19

Professor Robert Patman (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta (former Vice- Chancellor of Ashoka University and president of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi)
Suan Ee Ong (Saw Sww Hock School of Public Health and the National University of Singapore)
Sharon Memis (Chief Operating Officer, The Association of Commonwealth Universities)
Chair: Professor Philip Murphy (ICWS)


Panel 2 - Media Freedom in the Commonwealth

Rita Payne (Emiratus President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association)
Professor Sanjoy Hazarika (CHRI, Delhi)
Professor Shakuntala Banaji (LSE, London)
Kayode Soyinka (Publisher of the Africa Today Group)

Chair: Dr Sue Onslow (ICWS)


Panel 3 - Threats to Democracy in the Commonweath 

Mahua Moitra (Indian member of the parliament for the All India Trinamool Congress party)
Professor George B N Ayittey (Presidnet of the Free Africa Foundation, Washington DC emiratus professor of economics
Jon Davies (Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Paliamentary Assocation (UK)

Chair: Dr Carl Wright (Secretary-General Emeritus, Commonwealth Local Government Forum)


Panel 4 - The Windrush Scandal Developments since the 2019 CHOHM

Jacquelina McKenzie (McKenzie Beute and Pope.)
Revd. Amb. Guy Hewitt (Former Babados High Commissioner to the UK)
Amelia Gentleman (The Guardian)
De LauraJan Obermuller (University of the West indies)


Chair: Dr Juanita Cox (ICWS)


Panel 5 - Reperations for Slavery and Colonialism

Professor Sir Hilary Backles (Vice-CHancell;or of the University of the West Indies)
Catherine C COle  (Secretary- General of the Commonwelath Association of Museums, Edmonton, Canada)
Professor Kathleen Mahoney (University of Calgary)

Chair: Dr Joanna Newman (Secretary General of the Association of Commonwelalth Unievsities)


Panel 6 - LGBT + Rights in the Commonwealth

Caleb Orozco ( Exectuive Director and founding member of the United Belize Advocay Movement.)
Gabi Calleja (Chair of the LGBTQIQ Consultative Coucil, Malta)
Steve Letsike (Executive Director of the Access Chapter 2, South Africa)


Chair: Dr Felicity Daly (ICWS)


Legacies of Colonialism and the Windrush Betrayal

Amelia Gentleman, (Guardian journalist and author)
Dr Juanita Cox, (ICWS)

Chair: Professor Philip Murphy (ICWS)


Hanslope Park Migrated Archives

Introduction:     Professor Philip Murphy (ICWS)
Panel: Dr Mandy Banton (ICWS and formerly Principal Records Specialist (Diplomatic and Colonial) at the UK National Archives).
Dr James D Brennan (Centre for African Studies, University of Illinois).
Dr Russell Moul (Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities, University of Kent).
Professor Caroline Elkins (Professor of History and African American Studies, Harvard University).

Chair: Professor Philip Murphy (ICWS)


Legacies of Colonialism in the Modern World series

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development

What’s Happening in Black British History (WHBBH_TN2) Workshop

Convenors: Philip Murphy, Michael Ohajuru, Miranda Kaufmann and Joanna Brown

Author: Institute of Commonwealth Studies


Gretchen Gerzina, Charles R. Foy (Eastern Illinois University), Katy Roscoe (University of Liverpool), Daniel Domingues (Rice University), Melissa Hill (Sevenoaks Chilling Project), Mark McCarthy (Institute of Historical Research), Alice Proctor (Uncomfortable Art Tours)