Previous Lectures

Since its inauguration in 2012, the Sam Sharpe partners have hosted annual lectures.

Some of these lectures were recorded and are available below:

2020: ‘Man against the System’ delivered by Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE – Former National Presiding Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy.


2019: on the theme of ‘Women in Sam Sharpe’s Army: Repression, Resistance, Reparation’ delivered by Professor Verene Shepherd - Professor of Social History, University of the West Indies

2018: delivered by Revd Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin - Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, and Chaplain to the Queen Click here to view the video of the evening.

2017: on the theme ‘Members of one Another: Fleeting Illusion or Faithful Pursuit’ delivered by the Revd Karl Johnson – General Secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union. Click here to download the text of his lecture.

2016: on the theme ‘What Does It Mean To See The Image Of God In Each Other?’ delivered by the Revd Bev Thomas. Click here to listen to the lecture.

2015: on the theme Rebellion and Righteousness – Foundations of Faith?’ delivered by the Revd Joel Edwards – writer, broadcaster and public speaker.

2014: on the theme ‘Active resistance – Participating in God’s Purpose’ delivered by Dr Delroy Reid-Salmon.

2013: on the theme ‘Deconstructing the notion of race’ delivered by the Revd Neville Callam. Click here to download the text of his lecture.