• 2015 Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture

    2015 Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture

    23rd September 2015
    6:00pm onwards

    King’s College is preparing for the new academic year and the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies would like to invite our members to the 2015 Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus.

    ‘Let Sleeping Anomalies Lie’ – Britain, Colonial Relics & the Whitlam Dismissal
    by Dr Harshan Kumarasingham FRHistS

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the dismissal of the Whitlam Government.

    A reception will follow the lecture.
    The event is free but booking is required.

     

    The Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture is an annual event of theMenzies Centre for Australian Studies in association with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The lecture is in honour of Dr Reese, a distinguished historian of the British Commonwealth and Australia and Reader at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Centre’s home from 1982 to 1999. He was author of Australia in the Twentieth Century, and first editor of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. The lecture is always given by a younger scholar in the disciplines of history or political science.

    Dr Harshan Kumarasingham is a political historian of the Commonwealth and British Decolonisation. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. Prior to this he was Smuts Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge. Harshan’s latest book is A Political Legacy of the British Empire – Power and the Parliamentary System in Post Colonial India and Sri Lanka and he recently edited for Cambridge University Press Constitution Maker – Selected Writings of Sir Ivor Jennings. From October 2015 he will investigate the post-war Australian Crown as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney supported by an Endeavour Award from the Australian Government.

     

    Presented by the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies in association with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

        

    Further details are available on the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies website.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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