Highlights from ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’ with David Olusoga

On Monday 12 October, we were joined by David Olusoga, historian and broadcaster to explore ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’, named for the BBC documentary David presented earlier this year. We also heard insightful talks from Katie Donington, Centre for Research in Race and Rights (who worked with David on the television programme) and Dr Susanne …

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

Katie Donington is currently a Research Associate on the Antislavery Usable Past project in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at The University of Nottingham, and is Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. In this blog, she looks forward to an upcoming event with David Olusoga on Monday 12 October. …

The phenomenal popularity of Clarks in Jamaica

On Thursday 8 October, Al Newman, DJ and cultural historian, discusses the remarkable popularity of Clarks shoes in Jamaica. Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, shares a personal memory in advance of the event. I can’t exactly remember when I had my first conversation about Clarks shoes with my Dad, but I think …