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A night with Professor David Olusoga – online talk

Join us for an evening with Professor David Olusoga, author of Black and British!

We are excited to announce this exclusive talk by Professor Olusoga, hosted jointly by Fulham Palace Trust and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Professor Olusoga will be picking up on some of his key areas of interest: how we can all get involved in finding out about our local history; the importance of teaching black history as part of the national curriculum; and supporting teachers and pupils to get involved by highlighting resources that they can use. He will then be turning to a new artist-led community project at Fulham Palace, focussing on the historic role of the Bishop of London in relation to colonialism and transatlantic slavery. Finally, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, Professor Olusoga will touch on the role of Black people in both World Wars.

David Olusoga

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster, and filmmaker. His most recent TV series include Empire (BBC 2), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), 4 seasons of 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. In 2020 he held an exclusive interview with former President of the United States, Barack Obama. David’s most recent book Black and British: A Short, Essential History won the Children’s Illustrated & Non-Fiction book of the year at the 2021 British Book Awards.