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The Parkes Lecture 2017 Event

Reverend Dr James Parkes
14 March 2017
Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

Part of the Parkes Institute seminar/events programme 2016/2017

Blowin' In The Wind: Jews and the Counterculture Revolution

In March 1967, a six-day sit-in by students at the London School of Economics was the first such occupation of a British university. It was a protest against the suspension of two student leaders: both Jews. Fifty years later, Naomi Gryn looks at the counterculture movements and political revolutions of the 1960s and asks why were there so many Jews at the frontline.

Picture of Naomi Gryn
Naomi Gryn, Writer and Filmmaker. Photographer Ros Hobley.

Speaker information

Naomi Gryn ,Writer and Filmmaker,was born in New York and educated at the London School of Economics, with a degree in Philosophy of Science. Naomi has worked across the film and television industry. Highlights include playing a hairdresser in 'The Crying Game' and winning a gold DA&D award shortly before abandoning what might have been a lucrative career as a commercials producer to make documentaries for television. She has also written and presented several radio documentaries: 'A Strange Legacy' (Radio 4), 'Next Year In Jerusalem' (Radio 2), and 'Inside The New Yorker' (Radio 4). Naomi co-authored and edited her father’s (Rabbi Hugo Gryn) memoirs, 'Chasing Shadows' for Viking/Penguin (2000) and 'Three Minutes of Hope: Hugo Gryn on the God Slot' for Continuum Books (2010) and has written articles, reviews and short stories for many publications, including 'The Guardian', 'Index on Censorship', 'The Times', and 'The Daily Telegraph'. Naomi lectures on cultural history and chairs symposia and panel discussions. She is also on the editorial board of the Jewish Quarterly.

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