LIFI22: David Olusoga

Britain and the History Wars

Saturday 24 September 2022

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History is now front-page news, contested as never before. Statues have fallen and the reputations of great men called into question. In this talk, Professor David Olusoga examines the causes of the ‘history wars’ and asks where they might lead us.

David Olusoga is a historian, writer and broadcaster. He’s the presenter of the BBC show, A House Through Time and the author of Black and British: A Forgotten History. As Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, David is an expert at examining what history reveals about contemporary society.

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  • Mantle Music Studio

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1 hour

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Leeds International Festival of Ideas 2022

Leeds International Festival of Ideas (LIFI) is a metropolitan celebration of new ideas and innovation, which aims to introduce the brightest minds to the city and the city to the brightest minds to discuss new ideas and the world of tomorrow.

The festival, brought to the city by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), brings renowned names, experts in their field and some of the world’s most exciting thinkers to Leeds to share thoughts and ideas through a programme of inspiring keynote talks and thought-provoking panels, with its range of speakers just as diverse as the subject matter.

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LIFI22: David Olusoga

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