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UWI’s Sir Probyn Innis Memorial Lecture to be held on March 23

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(Press Release) The University of the West Indies Open Campus, St. Kitts and Nevis in partnership with the History and Heritage Month Committee, will host the 5th Sir Probyn Inniss Memorial Lecture on March 23rd at 7 pm.

For the second year running, the lecture will be delivered online. The audience is invited to join and participate in the discussion via the Open Campus Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

The topic for this year’s lecture is Cultural Opportunities and Challenges in a Post-Covid 19 World. The presenter will be Dr. Deborah Hickling Gordon, a lecturer in Cultural Studies at The University of the West Indies, Institute of Caribbean Studies, Mona Campus.

The History and Heritage Lecture was renamed the Sir Probyn Inniss Memorial Lecture in 2018, following the death of Sir Probyn in March 2017. This change recognises the sterling contribution Sir Probyn made to the preservation and documentation of our local history and culture. History and Heritage Month was his brainchild. Sir Probyn served as Governor of the Associated State of St. Kitts Nevis-Anguilla and then of St. Kitts and Nevis from 1975-1981.

The past speakers to date for the Memorial Lecture have been:
* 2018 Dr. Whitman Brown
* 2019 Prince Frimpong Addai
* 2020 Dr. Bichara Sahely
* 2021 Prof. J Peter Figueroa

This year’s topic is expected to attract a wide and diverse audience from the Federation and the wider Caribbean.

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