iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Stuart Hall (1932-2014)

Listen now 28 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Stuart Hall (1932-2014)

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 February 2014

In memory of Stuart Hall: a special programme paying tribute to the leading cultural theorist and former director of the Birmingham Centre for Cultural Studies. A pioneer of 'multiculturalism', he documented the changing character of 'post Imperial' British society. Laurie Taylor is joined by Caspar Melville, Lecturer in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS, Baroness Lola Young and Jeremy Gilbert, editor of the journal, New Formations. They explore Stuart Hall's life, influence and legacy.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

  • Caspar Melville

    Lecturer in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London



    Find out more about Dr Caspar Melville

  • Lola Young

    Baroness Young of Hornsey, OBE, British actress, author, and Crossbench peer



    Find out more about Lola Young


    Windrush Echos (Soundings)
    Gail Lewis, Baroness Lola Young (Editors)
    Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart Ltd 
    ISBN-10: 085315886X
    ISBN-13: 978-0853158868

  • Jeremy Gilbert

    Professor of Cultural and Political Theory and Editor of the journal New Formations



    Find out more about Jeremy Gilbert



    Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism
    Publisher: Pluto Press (8 Nov 2013)
    ISBN-10: 0745325327
    ISBN-13: 978-0745325323

  • Ethnography Award

    Thank you for all your entries.  


    These are now being reviewed by the judges for the Award, Professor Dick Hobbs, Professor Henrietta Moore, Dr Louise Westmarland, Professor Bev Skeggs. The Chair is Professor Laurie Taylor. (Please do not contact any judges directly).


    The judges will be looking for work which displays flair, originality and clarity, alongside sound methodology. The work should make a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding in the relevant area of research.


    The panel of judges will select six finalists, and from that shortlist the judges will select an overall winner who will be awarded a prize of £1000.


    The finalists will be contacted by telephone early spring of 2014 and the winner of the Award will be announced at the BSA Annual Conference in April 2014.


    Please see the Terms & Conditions for all the rules.


Featured in...

The Open University

Open University logo

Analysis and insights related to Thinking Allowed programmes.

Nominations for the Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography are now closed

Laurie Taylor

A new annual award for a study that has made a significant contribution to ethnography

Free download

  1. Image for Thinking Allowed

    Thinking Allowed

    Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works and discusses current ideas on how…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.