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Week beginning Monday 12 April 2021

Tuesday 13 April 2021

  • Do Not Disturb
  • Michela Wrong (Author), Miles Tendi (University of Oxford), Susan Thomson (Colgate University)
  • Join us for the launch of 'Do Not Disturb' by award-winning author Michela Wrong.


Wednesday 14 April 2021


Thursday 15 April 2021

  • Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China
  • Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China retells one of the largely forgotten histories between Britain and China in the 19th Century. Drawing on several collections using artefacts to explore the history of the Opium Wars through botanical arts and tools; historical artefacts about silk; missionary work and intercultural shared experiences in China recorded by British Missionaries throughout this period. 

Friday 16 April 2021

  • Shadows & Illuminations
  • Robert Lemelson (UCLA)
  • A film screening of Shadows & Illuminations. A film that follows an older Balinese man, Nyoman Kereta, as he struggles with the intrusion of spirits into his consciousness. Kereta says he has been living in two worlds, the world of his family and community and the world of the spirits, for the past 40 years.