Professor Stuart Hall
Professor Stuart McPhail Hall FBA, leading cultural theorist and sociologist passed away at the age of 82 on 10 February 2014.
By the time of his death, he was widely known as the godfather of multiculturalism.
He joined The Open University (OU) in 1979, and was Head of the Sociology Department for a decade before retiring as Emeritus Professor in 1997.
He received the European Cultural Foundation's Princess Margaret Award in 2008.
Born on 3 February 1932 in Jamaica, he lived and worked in the United Kingdom from 1951.
Along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, he was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies.
He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995–97.
The film 'The Stuart Hall Project' includes some rarely seen material telling the story of Stuart's intellectual and political contributions; as a pivotal figure in the development of cultural studies, through his inspiring work at Birmingham, the OU and his long involvement in the politics of the left.