Blood Legacy – Alex Renton in conversation with Sir Geoff Palmer
Tuesday 9th August, 2022
Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds
Through the story of his own family’s history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. Blood Legacy explores what inheritance has been passed to the descendants of the slave owners and the descendants of the enslaved. He also asks, crucially, how the former – himself among them – can begin to make reparations for the past. ‘In breaking class ranks, Renton has given voice to a long suppressed truth … [an] admirable book’, Observer.
Alex will be in conversation with Sir Geoff Palmer, OBE, a Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University and a human rights activist.