A solidarity meeting for Palestinians followed professor Benning's lecture.
The main speaker was Omar Barghouti from the committee calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressurise Israel to end racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from The West Bank and The Negev Desert.
He spoke of Islamophobia, the prevalence of hate imagery and of the apartheid inherent in the fact that a Palestinian born in Israel can be a citizen but not a national of the land.
I asked Mr Barghouti if there was redress via race discrimination laws, but he said no. I asked about cross border legal structures and he said there were none.
He told another questioner that twinning relationships with Palestinian academic institutions as well as BDS would help.