A Fire in My Head: protest at Essex


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

Thurs 8 Dec, 6-8 pm at Art Exchange

Join us for a talk about protest at Essex.

Taking as its starting point the University’s infamous protests of the 60s – including  May ’68, the Revolutionary Festival of ’69, curator Jess Twyman will tell us about the early years of student activism at Essex. The tools for them to ignite Essex were provided: progressive lecturers working at a freer, more daring and experimental university whose close knit campus brings us together for study and socialising. With the components in place for a forward-thinking university, this sometimes disobedient university has been defined by students thinking critically and wanting to make a difference.

We will be be joined by two of our amazing co-creators of the exhibition – Sophie Kabangu (Black Officer 2021/22) and Marina Cusi Sanchez (Women’s Officer 2021/22) – who offer their insights into protest at Essex while they were students, as well as telling us about their displays.

All welcome – no need to book.

And as it’s the festive season – we will be serving mulled wine and minced pies!