King’s College London and the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (UWC) hosted an online colloquium commemorating the life of the Arch on 6 April 2022.
Desmond Tutu, Desmond Tutu: Spirituality, Social Justice and Leadership
Both universities had close associations with the late Archbishop and the event was led by Professor Linda Woodhead (King's College London) and Professor Sarojini Nadar (UWC).
The programme illustrated the many-facetted involvement of Desmond Tutu. The speakers, many of whom knew and worked with Tutu, included:
- Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town
- Nyameko Barney Pityana, Black Consciousness pioneer
- Vicentia Kgabe, Anglican Bishop of Lesotho
- Revd Mpho Tutu van Furth, Theologian
- Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2014
- Graça Machel, Vice-Chair of The Elders
- Koleka Putuma, award-winning South African poet and playwright
A series of recordings of the colloquium are available below.