On Saturday 4 May (2.30-3.15pm) Dr Alex Lloyd will give a short talk – a ‘Teddy Talk’ – on the White Rose pamphlets at St Edmund Hall’s ‘Access Hall Areas’ event. The college will be opening its doors to the wider Oxford community, showcasing the College’s ‘Hall spirit’ and the diverse day-to-day life of the members of Teddy Hall. This is a free, family-friendly event – all welcome!
Due to space limitations, advanced bookings will be taken for the Teddy Talks. Some spaces may be available on the day but you are advised to book in advance here.
Defying Hitler: The White Rose Resistance
In 1943, five students and a professor at the University of Munich were executed for treason. They were members of The White Rose (Die Weiße Rose), a clandestine group that wrote and distributed political pamphlets calling on the Germans to resist Hitler. The pamphlets draw on a range of philosophical ideas and influences and urge readers to open their eyes to the atrocities being committed in the name of the regime: ‘Act – prove that you think differently!’. This talk introduces the group and presents their texts as an example of the power of the written word and how culture can inform political action.