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Back to the 80s: Riots on the Streets: What can we Learn?

  • Category
    Debates and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    10 October 2012
  • Time
    7:30 PM
  • Price
    £8*
  • Concs.
    £6*
Back to the 80s: Riots on the Streets: What can we Learn?
A fireman and burnt-out car in the aftermath of the Brixton riots, 1981 (Morning Star Photographic Archive, Bishopsgate Library)

Book for three events in the Back to the 80s series and receive 10% discount on the price of your tickets. Book here to receive discount.

Urban riots broke out across England in 2011, the worst since those of the 1980s. Then, as now, political authorities initially saw them as pure criminality. But is it coincidental that both eras are characterised by deepening inequality and economic crisis? What can the 1980s tell us about keeping the peace in troubled times? Are there lessons to be learnt in community relations and how communities are listened to or policed?

Speakers include Sharon Grant (Secretary, Bernie Grant Trust and Chair, Haringey Citizens Advice Bureau), Sir Philip Mawer (Secretary to the Scarman Report), Professor Tim Newburn (Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, LSE) and Devon Thomas (Community Activist). The event will be chaired by Hugh Muir (Diary Editor, The Guardian).

This event will take place in Bishopsgate Library.

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