On Monday 24 January, we were delighted to host on Zoom a talk by Professor Trevor Burnard of the Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull and Director of the Wilberforce Institute. The talk was entitled `Slavery, Capitalism and Antislavery in Britain and its Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century’.  

We are grateful to Trevor Burnard for talking about this fascinating and very relevant issue in its historical context, for explaining the human impact of slavery, as well as looking at the bequest by our founder Robert Aske and other similar legacies by investors in the Royal African Company. We thank Professor Burnard for speaking in such a scholarly, accessible and engaging manner. 

A recording of his talk is available on request from Mr Clark, Head of History, via email: clark_s@habsboys.org.uk