11 January 2018

Winter lecture: Empire and memory

How accurate is our collective memory of what imperialism was?

When we think of the British Empire we tend to picture it in its Victorian and Edwardian heyday, when Britain was the richest and most militarily powerful country on earth.

We also tend to project that image back on to earlier phases of the Imperial project.

However, the earlier stages of Empire reveal a far more fragile and tentative empire, one built on negotiation and opportunism more than grand colonial visions.

Speaker: David Olusoga, writer and broadcaster

Part of the programme of events related to Empire Through the Lens.

Please note, the winter lectures take place at Priory Road Lecture Theatre. Parking can be difficult so please arrive an extra 15 minutes to allow plenty of time.