This talk explores the legacy of 500 years of European imperialism with its issues around colonialism, slavery and racism and pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in respect to her approach to colonial history in these post-colonial times and suggest that her example could serve as a guide to those revisiting and challenging of the dominant narratives of the colonial era.
With a background in Education in Contemporary Society, Seamus Farrell has over 25 years’ experience working in overseas development and peace education. He has been a consultant and trainer with the Junction for 20 years where the approach developed to explore the Decade of Centenaries is now being turned to explore the legacy of Imperialism.
This talk was delivered as part of the Jubilee Talks series, part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services programme to mark the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This programme has received financial support from The Executive Office as part of the District Councils Good Relations Programme and supports the T:BUC strategy (Together Building a United Community).