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David Olusoga: Unlocking the Secrets of Britain's Slave Past

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Brunel University London

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We're delighted to announce that renowned historian David Olusoga will be joining us to discuss the Secrets of Britain's Slave Past in this very special public lecture.


This event follows our Being Human Festival on the Secrets of Slavery and Abolition in Uxbridge -- revealing the hidden connection between the parish and Britain’s leading abolitionist, William Wilberforce. Before the talk, we'll also be showcasing the specially curated exhibition from Brunel University London Archives on the role of the British and Foreign School Society, and nonconformist missionaries, in the education of enslaved and freed children in the British Caribbean. Discover how this influential society led the way with the training of Britain’s first black professional teachers, and explore the global impact of our local history.



David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress. David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also one of the three presenters on the BBC's landmark Arts series Civilizations.


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