The Bartlett School of Architecture


The International Lectures: David Olusoga

26 October 2022, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

David Olusoga

Filmmaker, broadcaster and historian David Olusoga joins Edward Denison for a conversation as part of the Modern Heritage in the Anthropocene Symposium.

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This event will be a lecture from speaker David Olusoga, hosted by Edward Denison, as part of The Bartlett International Lectures Autumn 2022. This year, the International Lectures will return to an in-person format, with lectures taking place at the school's Bloomsbury campus, in the Christopher Ingold Auditorium, 22 Gordon Street, at 18:30 GMT on Wednesdays throughout the autumn and spring terms.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and filmmaker. His talk will be a highlight of the Modern Heritage in the Anthropocene Symposium, which takes place at The Bartlett from 26–28 October 2022. David's 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 and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also 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.