Malik Al Nasir announced as final Roscoe speaker of Bicentenary year

Author, poet and Liverpool academic, Malik Al Nasir has been announced as the final Roscoe Lecture speaker of LJMU’s Bicentenary year. 

The lecture will take place at St George’s Hall, Friday 24 November, 5pm to 6.30pm. 

Malik’s lecture titled ‘The truth that lies behind Roscoe’ will shed new light on forgotten aspects of the true extent of Britain’s role in the slave trade. It may at times be uncomfortable or challenging to the audience but is very much in the spirit of LJMU Roscoe Lectures; helping foster informed debate, intellectual inquiry and free speech in Liverpool. All LJMU staff, students and the wider Liverpool community are invited to attend.  

Who is Malik Al Nasir? 

Malik is an LJMU graduate, author and poet whose work includes his memoir, Letters to Gil, a compelling account of his childhood experiences in a brutal UK Local Authority care system, which left him traumatised, semi-literate, homeless, and destitute at eighteen, when a chance meeting with poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron proved life changing and put Malik on a path to success. 

He’s graduated from all three Liverpool universities and has worked on delivering keynote addresses to children’s care service commissioners and policy makers, as well as helping to craft the ‘Widening Access and Participation Bill.’  

What is the Roscoe Lecture Series? 

The Roscoe Lecture series was launched in November 1997 to provide an open platform for debate on topics of public interest. Today, they are one of the UK’s largest public lecture series, regularly attracting audiences of over 800 people. Previous speakers include His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III, the Dalia Lama, and current LJMU Chancellor, Nisha Katona. 

Attend Malik Al Nasir’s ‘the truth that lies behind Roscoe’ lecture 

‘The truth that lies behind Roscoe’ lecture will take place on Friday 24 November, 5pm to 6.30pm at St George’s Hall, Liverpool. 

You can find out more about the lecture or register your attendance here. 


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