In Conversation: Dr. Paddy Ladd


Join us in a conversation with award-winning author and activist, Dr. Paddy Ladd, following the screening of his Lecture on Deaf culture, history and sign language. We’ll be asking Dr. Ladd about his life as an activist fighting for Deaf rights, what lead him to write his world-renowned book Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood and much, much more – there’ll also be time for you to ask questions too.

Dr Paddy Ladd, author of Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood, was lecturer and MSc co-ordinator at the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol. He completed his PhD in Deaf Culture at Bristol University in 1998 and has written, edited and contributed to numerous publications in the field. Both his writings and his Deaf activism have received international recognition, and in 1998 he was awarded the Deaf Lifetime Achievement Award by the Federation of Deaf People, for activities which have extended the possibilities for Deaf communities both in the UK and worldwide.

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A conversation in BSL and English with live interpretation and captioning