An Ordinary Brilliance: Parting the Waters, closing the wounds

This year's Reith lecturer is Professor Patricia Williams, one of the most provocative intellectuals in American law.

In her fifth and final Reith lecture, Professor Patricia Williams explores ways of preventing racism. She attempts to point the way forward by drawing out solutions which include developing the ability to resist racism's inevitability and reconciling racial tensions across the divide.

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Tue 25 Mar 1997 09:00

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Dame Hilary Mantel will deliver the BBC Reith Lectures in spring 2017

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Reflecting on the writer whose work includes short stories and historical fiction.