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UWI Vice-Chancellor to Deliver George Lamming Distinguished Lecture

For Release Upon Receipt - June 12, 2017


On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, will deliver the seventh annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture at The UWI Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) in Barbados. Vice-Chancellor Beckles will speak on Britain’s Perfect Caribbean Crime: Ignored Genocide, Faked Emancipation, Insincere Independence, and No Reparations. Members of the media and public are invited to tune in via livestream.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017,

Time: 7:00 p.m. Barbados time

Livestream link: or

The George Lamming Distinguished Lecture is the EBCCI’s flagship lecture series, which celebrates the life and works of Mr Lamming—a poet, novelist, essayist, orator, eternal educator, editor and activist of a new world order and pioneer in the West Indian Literary Arts.


For more information on the lecture, please contact the Office of Public Information, at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus at 246-417-4076/77 or


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)