Michaelmas Term 2018

Past events

Read about our past events in Michaelmas Term 2018 and access podcasts and blog posts.

Claude Martin

Claude Martin: An Enlightenment Figure in 18th-Century India

Monday, 3 December 2018, 6.30pm 

In this lecture Rosie Llewellyn-Jones explores the life and legacy of Major General Claude Martin, a Frenchman in the service of the HEIC. 

This lecture is organised in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.


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Workshop on Indian Elections 

Friday, 30 November 2018, 6.30pm 

A discussion on India's forthcoming elections with Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, S.Y. Quraishi.

in collaboration with the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU).


DSC Prize

Announcement of the Shortlist for the DSC Prize in South Asian Literature 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 6:30pm

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history, or people.



India Moving: A History of Migration

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4-6pm

A discussion to understand how millions of people have moved — from, to and within India — the book embarks on a journey laced with evidence, argument and wit, providing insights into topics like the slave trade and migration of workers, travelling business communities such as the Marwaris, Gujaratis and Chettiars, refugee crises and the roots of contemporary mass migration from Bihar and Kerala.

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billionaire raj

The Billionaire Raj: Growth and Inequality in an Era of Crazy Rich Indians

Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 6.30pm

A panel discussion on the contradictions of economic growth and prosperity in India as it emerges as one of the fastest growing economies of the world, predicted to soon overtake the UK as the fifth largest economy in the world.

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Thank You Poppy Logo

The Red ‘Khadi’ Poppy & the Indian Story

Friday, 9th November 2018, 6.30pm

Commemorating the role of more than 1.3 million soldiers from undivided India who served in World War 1 -- during this centennial year marking the end of the Great War – with a unique Red Poppy made with Khadi (handspun Indian cotton), as part of the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign.

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DG The British In India

The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience

Monday, 5 November, 6.30pm

In this lecture David Gilmour explores the lives of many different sorts of Britons who went to India: viceroys, officials, soldiers, missionaries, planters, foresters, merchants, engineers, teachers and doctors. 

This lecture is organised in collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.

To listen to the podcast, click here