Show Calendar


Join the renowned journalist and social commentator, professor Gary Younge, to debate one of the most pressing cultural questions of our time: how we remember and who. The ideology of statues and monuments gained sharp visibility in the UK following the toppling of the figure of Edward Colston in Bristol in 2020, as part of Black Lives Matter protests. Social justice movements have long campaigned for new or different public monuments, from the first woman in Parliament Square to animals made to serve in war, while artists have diversified style and concept, including with experiments on Trafalgar Square’s rotating ‘fourth plinth’. How and in what ways should we commemorate, and are we missing the point in seeking to erect new statues?

Respondent: Dr Victoria Walden, from The Future of Holocaust Memory project

Chair: Dr Naaz Rashid

**Please note that one of our speakers is immunodeficient and has requested that attendees wear masks.**

This event is supported by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex. It is free of charge and all are welcome.

Drinks and nibbles will be available in the ACCA café/bar afterwards.

About our speakers:

Gary Younge

Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. He has written five books including Another Day in the Death of America and Who Are We: How Identity Politics Took Over the World. He has also written for The New York Review of Books. Granta, GQ, The Financial Times and The New Statesman and made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit.

Victoria Walden

Dr. Victoria Grace Walden is a Senior Lecturer in Media. Her research focuses on digital interventions in genocide memory, particularly in museum and memory site contexts. She has worked with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and served as an academic advisor for the Imperial War Museums and the UN/ UNESCO on related projects. She currently leads the ‘Digital Holocaust Memory: Hyperconnective Museums and Archives of the Future’ project.

Naaz Rashid

Naaz Rashid is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex. She is Co-Director of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies and is currently researching the dynamics of London’s pop-up restaurant scene in a British Academy-funded project ‘Eating the Other’


If you have access requirements that you would like to discuss with us or would like to book a ticket for a Personal Assistant please contact the box office on 01273 678 822 or email

Box Office Opening Times

The box office is open one hour before the advertised show start time, and can be contacted in advance by emailing

Dates & Times

  • Wednesday 30 March, 2022
    4:00pm – 5:30pm


  • All tickets
Discussion & Debate
Gary Younge - Not set in stone: Why we need more honesty and fewer statues
Wednesday 30 March

Gary Younge - Not set in stone: Why we need more honesty and fewer statues Tickets

December 1Th2Fr3Sa4Su5Mo6Tu7We8Th9Fr10Sa11Su12Mo13Tu14We15Th16Fr17Sa18Su19Mo20Tu21We22Th23Fr24Sa25Su26Mo27Tu28We29Th30Fr31Sa
January 20231Su2Mo3Tu4We5Th6Fr7Sa8Su9Mo10Tu11We12Th13Fr14Sa15Su16Mo17Tu18We19Th20Fr21Sa22Su23Mo24Tu25We26Th27Fr28Sa29Su30Mo31Tu
February 1We2Th3Fr4Sa5Su6Mo7Tu8We9Th10Fr11Sa12Su13Mo14Tu15We16Th17Fr18Sa19Su20Mo21Tu22We23Th24Fr25Sa26Su27Mo28Tu
March 1We2Th3Fr4Sa5Su6Mo7Tu8We9Th10Fr11Sa12Su13Mo14Tu15We16Th17Fr18Sa19Su20Mo21Tu22We23Th24Fr25Sa26Su27Mo28Tu29We30Th31Fr
April 1Sa2Su3Mo4Tu5We6Th7Fr8Sa9Su10Mo11Tu12We13Th14Fr15Sa16Su17Mo18Tu19We20Th21Fr22Sa23Su24Mo25Tu26We27Th28Fr29Sa30Su
May 1Mo2Tu3We4Th5Fr6Sa7Su8Mo9Tu10We11Th12Fr13Sa14Su15Mo16Tu17We18Th19Fr20Sa21Su22Mo23Tu24We25Th26Fr27Sa28Su29Mo30Tu31We
June 1Th2Fr3Sa4Su5Mo6Tu7We8Th9Fr10Sa11Su12Mo13Tu14We15Th16Fr17Sa18Su19Mo20Tu21We22Th23Fr24Sa25Su26Mo27Tu28We29Th30Fr
July 1Sa2Su3Mo4Tu5We6Th7Fr8Sa9Su10Mo11Tu12We13Th14Fr15Sa16Su17Mo18Tu19We20Th21Fr22Sa23Su24Mo25Tu26We27Th28Fr29Sa30Su31Mo
August 1Tu2We3Th4Fr5Sa6Su7Mo8Tu9We10Th11Fr12Sa13Su14Mo15Tu16We17Th18Fr19Sa20Su21Mo22Tu23We24Th25Fr26Sa27Su28Mo29Tu30We31Th
September 1Fr2Sa3Su4Mo5Tu6We7Th8Fr9Sa10Su11Mo12Tu13We14Th15Fr16Sa17Su18Mo19Tu20We21Th22Fr23Sa24Su25Mo26Tu27We28Th29Fr30Sa
October 1Su2Mo3Tu4We5Th6Fr7Sa8Su9Mo10Tu11We12Th13Fr14Sa15Su16Mo17Tu18We19Th20Fr21Sa22Su23Mo24Tu25We26Th27Fr28Sa29Su30Mo31Tu
November 1We2Th3Fr4Sa5Su6Mo7Tu8We9Th10Fr11Sa12Su13Mo14Tu15We16Th17Fr18Sa19Su20Mo21Tu22We23Th24Fr25Sa26Su27Mo28Tu