Pint-sized philosophy: Quebec’s struggle for independence – the October Crisis in 1970

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Last event: Thursday 29 October 2020 at 5.30pm

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Are you interested in foreign cultures, passionate about languages and want to learn more about exciting places? On the last Thursday of the month, ‘Pint-sized philosophy’ is run by the Department of Languages at the University of Chester. It is a great means to learn more about other countries in a laid-back atmosphere. The sessions are normally run in English by lecturers of Universities in the North West. Grab a glass of wine or a cuppa and join us.

During the 1960s the idea that the Canadian province of Quebec should become an independent country has found more and more support in the population. Emboldened by de Gaulle’s Vive le Québec libre!) (Long live free Quebec)  in front of the Town Hall, the radical FLQ (Front fort he Liberation of Quebec), kidnapped a British diplomat and caused a major political crisis in the second half of 1970. This talk tries to understand why the independence movement got so important and why it has gotten less popular over the last 25 years.

This talk will take place on zoom. Click here for the link.

Meeting ID: 896 5352 6013
Passcode: sP08Es

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