Loughborough University recognises Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 with educational lectures and workshops
Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union will be holding a programme of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2021.
The day is recognised annually across the world to remember the six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed from 1933-1945 under the Nazi persecution and in genocides across the world since.
For the second year, the programme will be led by Alejandro Argüelles Bullón, a final-year Sport and Exercise Psychology student at the University and regional ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust. He has regularly met with representatives of the University, LSU, and trade unions virtually to organise the online programme.
This year, expect compelling and thought-provoking lectures, creative and collaborative workshops, as well as a memorial service to remember those who were killed. All of the events are open to staff and students at the University, and members of the general public are also welcome to attend the sessions which will take place via MS Teams.
The full programme is as follows:
- 9am-10am: The Preventability of the Holocaust – Paul Maddrell, Lecturer in International History and International Relations
- 10am-11am: Writing about Light – Creative workshop with Char March, award-winning poet, playwright and creative writing tutor
- 11am-12pm: Giving up Blame – a workshop by Dr Amanda Harrington, Associate Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
- 12pm-1pm: The social exclusion of the Jews in Nazi Germany – Paul Maddrell, Lecturer in International History and International Relations
- 1pm-2pm: Memorial Service– led by the Centre for Faith and Spirituality
- 2pm-3pm: Resistance and solidarity on antisemitism – Dr Cristian Tileaga, Reader in Social Psychology
More information about each of the events – including booking information – can be found by clicking on the individual links above. Attendees are encouraged to join the session a few minutes before the starting time to speak with the presenters.
Talking about the programme, Alejandro commented: "This year, we will continue all the amazing work from last year by continuing to remember, educate and learn about the atrocities of the past. In a year that has brought many difficulties, we have also seen that racism and hatred have been far from vanished from society. It is now more important than ever to learn from the past for a better future.”
The University’s Holocaust Memorial Day programme is run in collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Trust, Loughborough Students’ Union, the Centre for Faith and Spirituality, Unison East Midlands, Loughborough University and College Union (UCU) and Unite the Union.