Category: 525 - Lecture Series
Event Type: Public
Professor Andrew Thompson (Class of 1986) – Nelson Mandela on Robben Island – Do political prisoners have human rights? If so, who should protect them now?
Professor Andrew Thompson studied Modern History at Oxford before embarking on research into the British Empire. Having taught at the Universities of Leeds and Exeter, Professor Thompson was, until 2019, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Since September 2019 he has been Professor of Global Imperial History at Oxford University. His lecture will look at the difficult area of human rights in countries which are less democratic than our own, with particular reference to Nelson Mandela.