Remembering Slavery

29th April - 30th April 2017



In 1834 Britain abolished slavery, a defining and celebrated moment in our national history. What has been largely forgotten is that the government compensated slave owners £17 billion (in today’s money) for their loss of ‘property’ whilst emancipated slaves received nothing.

Nicholas Draper reminds us of the price paid for abolition.

Nick Draper is Director of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL. Prior to this he was Co-director of the recent Structure and Significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership 1763-1833 project, and was a founder member of its precursor, the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012).

For the full programme, please click here.

Read an interview with Nicholas about the course here.

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