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9 November 2022

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The Lady Ademola Lecture: “Approaching Disability and Race in British Literature 1780-1840”

We were thrilled to be able to welcome Professor Essaka Joshua, Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, to St Hugh’s on Thursday 3 November 2022 when she delivered our annual Lady Ademola Lecture. Professor Joshua took the following statement by Lady Ademola taken from her memoir as a guide to her fascinating talk entitled, ‘Approaching Disability and Race in British Literature 1780-1840’:

‘I was particularly struck at first by the incessant thirst of the students for information, and I still retain a very refreshing opinion I formed on my first night at St Hugh’s that the Oxford student is never satisfied until he has searched out how a thing came into being, how it is functioning and what is its future objective.

– ‘The Story of Kofoworola Aina Moore’, Ten Africans, ed. Margery Perham (1936; rpt 1963), p.332.

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