The Salters’ Company would like to invite you to its Inaugural Annual Lecture 2022 with Keynote Speaker Professor David Olusoga OBE.
The Salters’ Annual Lecture is designed to contextualise our place and contribution within a wider national and global context, whether that be historical, economical, scientific, artistic or cultural. We are delighted to welcome Professor David Olusoga OBE to give the 2022 Lecture.
David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. 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. He is also a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine.
In addition, David is 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.
6.15 pm Drinks and canapés with book signing in the Salters’ garden
7.00 pm Lecture ‘London, Empire and Slavery – Confronting Once Hidden Histories’
8.00 pm Two course dinner
10.00 pm Carriages