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Arthur Lewis Lectures

Our series of annual Arthur Lewis Lectures started in 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the economist Arthur Lewis, who became Britain's first black professor when he was appointed to a Chair at Manchester in 1948.

Sir Arthur Lewis
Sir Arthur Lewis

Our 2017 Arthur Lewis Lecture will be given by the journalist and author Gary Younge at 6pm on Thursday 9 November. Ticket details will be available nearer the time.

Past Arthur Lewis Lectures:

  • Kate Pickett,'The enemy between us: the social and psychological costs of inequality'
  • Danny Dorling, 'Inequality and understanding the danger of idiots'
  • Greg Dyke, 'Tackling discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality'
  • Jim O'Neill, 'The complex and changing world economy'

Past Arthur Lewis Lectures