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Professor David Olusoga

3 July @ 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Professor David Olusoga

David Olusoga: The State of the British Union, Why Black History Matters Following his recent four part BBC documentary, ‘Union’ David Olusoga, British-Nigerian historian, author, presenter and BAFTA winning film-maker, examines why black history matters, the causes of the ‘history wars’ and asks where they might lead us. 


History is now front-page news, contested as never before. Statues have fallen and the reputations of great men called into question; David is an expert at examining what history reveals about contemporary society. Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, and a columnist for The Observer, David also writes for The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Voice and BBC History Magazine. He is the author of seven books including – Black & British: A Forgotten History (awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize), The World’s War, Black & British A Short Essential History, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism, and A House Through Time 


A new publication is expected very soon Presenter of the long-running BBC history series A House Through Time, David also and wrote and presented the award winning series Black & British: A Forgotten History, and Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. Other presenting credits include The World’s War, The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files, and the landmark BBC arts series Civilizations. 


David is a recipient of both the British Academy’s Presidents Medal and the Norton Medlicott Medal For Services to History. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, The Royal Society of Literature, The Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Historical Society. David’s books will be available on the evening and he will be signing after the talk.

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