The Prostitution of Freedom: Politics, Power, and the History of Parliamentary Independence in Barbados is the title of the first in a two-part lecture series being planned as part of the celebrations to mark the 375th Anniversary of the island???s Parliament.

It takes place Wednesday, September 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies.

Delivering the lecture will be Deputy Principal, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Professor Pedro Welch.

A former Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Professor Welch is currently Professor of Social and Medical History in the Department of History and Philosophy.

Author and co-author of several publications, the noted Barbadian historian has appeared in BBC productions as a consultant in Caribbean history, and was consultant to the NBC in the film which highlighted the ancestral origins of award-winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow.

The lecture series is presented by The Parliament of Barbados, in association with the Barbados Public Workers??? Credit Union and the Barbados Tourism Investment Corporation.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will deliver the final lecture which is scheduled to take place Friday, November 7th at the Frank Collymore Hall at 7.00 p.m.

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