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By Any Means Necessary? : Questioning Ideas of Militancy in the Civil Rights Struggle

The debate between militant and peaceful approaches to protest has been, and remains to be, a controversial one. How far is too far? What is ‘necessary’? This seminar at the MRC looked at the Civil Rights struggle in American, focusing on the actions of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers to examine the effects of militant resistance…

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After Talk Must Come Action: Racial Resistance and Remaking

We are pleased to announce that the Modern Records Centre has collaborated with Warwick SU to produce an open series of educational events, including exhibitions, seminars and panel talks. Our first series is called ‘After Talk Must Come Action: Racial Resistance and Remaking’ and has 5 fortnightly events taking place this term…

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‘A Wheely Merry Christmas’ from the MRC’s Collections

To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we have selected 12 Christmas cards from the Cyclists Touring Club collection. Ranging from funny to sweet, classic to a little odd, they’ll definitely put you in the festive spirit! You certainly won’t see these in Clinton Cards!

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How could ancient Greek viewers still recognise their gods today?

The answer is iconography, or rather, the language of images. As a Masters student within the Classics and Ancient History department here at Warwick, I spend a lot of my time looking at images that frankly make little sense and don’t resemble much to the modern eye…

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A Closer look at Acker Bilk’s ‘Marching Union’ Record

Acker Bilk, the legendary jazz musician passed away last weekend. In tribute, the Modern Records Centre will take a look at the ‘Marching Union’ single that it holds in its archives…

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The Koan: a sculpture, a culture, an enigma

The White Koan, a modern art sculpture at the University of Warwick, won’t be unfamiliar to those of you that have visited the campus. Purchased by Warwick in 1972, the Koan has become more than just a sculpture; a huge following and culture has grown up around the piece and it has become a mascot of sorts to the University…

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