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David Olusoga

David Olusoga is a historian, broadcaster and filmmaker. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he studied history and journalism before joining the BBC. He is an award-winning documentary maker and is also co-author of The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and The Colonial Roots of Nazism, The World’s War and a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History. His books and television programmes have explored the themes of empire, military-history, race, slavery and contemporary culture in the UK and USA. His latest book is Black and British: A Forgotten History.

Events featuring this speaker

Where Strangers Meet – Art in the Public Realm

Claire Doherty, Gabriella Gómez-Mont, David Olusoga, Papa Omotayo, Jay Pather, Beatrice Pembroke

Can participation in arts and cultural experiences in the public realm catalyse change for a society? The panel will consider the changing face of arts in the public realm, bringing experience from their international work.

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20 October 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm Arnolfini

#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack Launch and Debate

Asher Craig, Maya Goodfellow, Afua Hirsch, Sado Jirde, Omar Khan, David Olusoga

Following a screening of the new film #ThereIsBlackInTheUnionJack, the panel will explore issues of identity, inclusion and belonging in future cities.

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20 October 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm Watershed

How Should Cities Deal with the Legacies of Guilt?

Amit Chaudhuri, Tim Cole, Madge Dresser, Vanessa Kisuule, David Olusoga

The panellists consider how cities can address their difficult pasts and how to ensure these debates and actions create better futures for all.

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18 October 2017 9:10am - 10:10am Watershed