Saturday, 3 October 2015

The British Business of Slavery

The British Business of Slavery

A series of Tuesday evening talks starting on 6 October, running to 8 December 2015. Presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and curated by Deborah Lavin. Supported by the Socialist History
Society and the Freethought History Research Group.

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn
London WC1R 4RL
All talks start at 7.00pm
Individual tickets £5, participating society members £3.
Series ticket £30, participating society members £21.

Tuesday 6 October
Freedom’s Debt, the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade (1672- 1752)
Dr William Pettigrew,
University of Kent

Tuesday 13 October
First Prime Minister of the London Empire, William Beckford, Jamaican
Planter & Lord Mayor of London (1709 – 1770)
Dr Perry Gauci,
University of Oxford

Tuesday 20 October
The Law’s Ambiguous Struggle with Slavery
Prof Satvinder Juss,
King’s College London

Tuesday 27 October
George Hibbert M.P. (1757-1837) and the Defence of British Slavery
Dr Katie Donington,
University of Nottingham

Tuesday 3 November
The Unfortunate Colonel Despard, “Govenor of Belize”, Anti-racist,
Democrat, Executed as a Traitor 1803
Mike Jay, author

Tuesday 24 November
Slavery and the Shaping of British Culture
James Walvin,
Professor Emeritus, University of York

Tuesday 1 December
A British-Owned Congo, Roger Casement’s Battle with Slavery in Peru (1910-1914)
Prof Jordan Goodman,
University College London

Tuesday 8 December Identifying Unfinished Business, the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015)
Prof Gary Craig,
Durham University & University of Hull

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