Black History Month lecture delivered by Professor David Olusoga OBE

  • DATE

    10 October 2022

  • TIME

    10:00 am to 11:30 am

  • AGES

    11-16 years


    Free (but please register)

To celebrate Black History Month join us for a lecture with award-winning writer, historian and broadcaster, Professor David Olusoga OBE.

The University of Manchester’s Professor of Public History, David Olusoga will explore what it means to be Black and British, and the role of Black History.

David Olusoga was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to history and community integration. He specialises in the British Empire and how we experience its lasting effects in modern society. David has presented historical television programmes on the BBC. His television credits include Civilisations, Black and British, Our NHS: A Hidden History, A House Through Time and the BAFTA award-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners.

His book, Black and British: A Short, Essential History, has recently been published especially for children as a follow-up to his best-selling 2016 exploration of the relationship between Britain and Africa. It presents children with an essential opportunity to study often-overlooked details of British history. At a time when there is huge debate around the best ways to teach children about the history of the British Empire and race in the classroom, Olusoga himself describes this book as ‘the book I wish I had been given to read when I was at school’.

This event is free and would also be suitable for school years 7-11.

This event is hybrid and will be live-streamed and recorded.