The History Department at Trinity School have the pleasure of hosting Professor David Olusoga OBE (University of Manchester and the BBC) as he delivers a live lecture and Q&A session via Zoom to our students, parents and alumni as the opening event of our Black History Month programme.
Professor Olusoga is best known for his public history work on The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire (2014), Civilisations (2015), Black and British: A Forgotten History and has also published extensively in print, winning the Longman-History Today Trustees award (2017) and PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize (2017) for his books. He will be speaking to us on the importance of Black History, and of the need for its inclusion in the curriculum.
After the talk, a small number of senior students will take part in a panel to discuss the ideas raised in the session, with a view to launching a pupil-led debate on the curriculum we currently teach. Both the talk and the panel will be available to watch live for parents and alumni remotely, though given the importance of the event, we are also inviting all Middle School and Sixth Form students to attend the event in person. Attendance is highly recommended, in particular for those studying Civil Rights at iGCSE, and taking History or Politics at A Level.