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Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership launches at UCL History

The department is delighted to announce the launch of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of Slave-ownership, jointly funded by UCL and the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. The establishment of the new Centre provides a long-term home for the highly acclaimed Legacies of British Slave-ownership research project which was funded by grants from the ESRC (2009-2012) and ESRC/AHRC (2012-2015).

Published: Sep 28, 2016 11:54:17 AM

Prof Kathleen Burk on the eve of the USA presidential election 2016

Prof Kathleen Burk,  Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at UCL, on the eve of the USA presidential election 7 November 16, appeared on Victoria Derbyshire's BBC2  daily news and current affairs programme, together with Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Lord Rennick to discuss the question ‘What will it mean for Britain if Donald Trump becomes the next British president?’ The question of the special relationship between the US and the UK is discussed.

Published: Sep 14, 2016 3:22:58 PM