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Monday Morning Lectures with FOM: The Biography of Raffles after His Death

1 Empress Pl
Singapore, 179555 Singapore
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles died in 1826. This talk will survey and analyse the commemoration of Raffles during the first 75 years of colonial rule, through the commissioning of statues and the attachment of his name to establishments and institutions, and explain how these actions solidified and justified a British presence in the region and also the larger imperial story, which continues to echo in the modern nation-state of Singapore and its history.