Arandora Star

Alfonso Pacitti

6 Dec, 2021

Arandora Star Remembered
International Commemorative Conference to mark the 80th Anniversary of the tragedy.
held at:
The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London - Tuesday 30 November 2021
Presented by:
The Italian Cultural Institute London, The Mazzini Garibaldi Club Ltd & The Arandora Star London Memorial Trust

Domenic Pini, Arandora Star London Memorial Trust
Dr. Katia Pizzi, Director The Italian Cultural Institute
Raffaele Trombetta, H.E. The Italian Ambassador

Political Session
On. Massimo Ungaro (Italia Viva), Camera dei Deputati
Marco Lunghi, MP (Conservative), Dudley North
“Arandora Star represents the largest single loss of civilian life in one incident affecting one community in the UK”

Academic Session
Dr. Rachel Pistol, Kings College, London
Early Internment Camps and Deportation Policy, June-July 1940

Robert Rumble, The Imperial War Museum
Hunters & Hunted: The Sinking of the SS Arandora Star within the Wider Context of the Battle of the Atlantic

Dr. Cav. Terri Colpi, University of St Andrews
Arandora Star: Memory and Remembering in Britain and Italy

Memorials & Minorities Session
Dr. Bruna Chezzi, University of Cardiff
Arandora Star, from Memories to Memorial and Beyond in Wales:
Insights into the Creation and Legacy of the First National Memorial

Cav. Ronnie Convery, Archdiocese of Glasgow
‘These Things Happen in War....’
The Story of Glasgow’s Italian Cloister Garden and Arandora Star Monument

Cultural Session
Tom Conti – A Personal Story

Dominic Minghella – A Personal View

Nicola Gallani BFI : Arandora Star: Archive or Absence?

Film by Anna Chiappa: SOS Arandora Star

The attached PDF contains my own personal notes and comments from the sessions.
They are NOT the definitive record of the conference.

From the organisers of the conference:

" It is planned that the presentations from the conference will become 'papers' that are to be published in Immigrants & Minorities (a journal similar to Italian Studies). This is same journal where the presentations/papers from the Internment Remembered conference were published. Dr Terri Colpi, who organised the programme for the conference, chose this journal for this purpose.
The Internment Remembered papers were published shortly thereafter as a book. Again, this is the plan for this conference papers. The editor of Immigrants & Minorities (from Sheffield University) attended the conference at the Institute and has indicated his commitment to the project. Dr Colpi will also be seeking input from the other speakers and their contributions will certainly be included in the 'proceedings' summary. The timescale for publication is the end of 2022/beginning of 2023."

Download AP Conference Notes
Open AP Conference Notes in a separate tab website ====>