The Bartlett


An afternoon of Bartlett Black History Month events

26 October 2022, 2:00 pm–8:30 pm

David Olusoga

Join staff and students from across the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment in celebrating Black History Month. Events include open screenings and workshops, followed by a ticketed (free) lecture from British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and filmmaker Prof David Olusoga.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment


Ground floor
22 Gordon Street

Join Bartlett students and staff for an afternoon of thought-provoking Black History Month events, including film screenings, making and drawing workshops, and an evening lecture from historian, broadcaster and filmmaker Professor David Olusoga. Registration is only required for the lecture.

Tea and snacks will be provided throughout the day.


14:00: Film screening of Blacks Britannica (1978). Directed by David Koff with Musindo Mwinyipembe. Documentary film. Boston, MA: WGBH / Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

14:00-16:00: Memory and Narrative making and drawing workshop throughout the afternoon led by Bartlett faculty staff and students. 

16:00-17:00: Screening of Nubia Way: A Story of Black-led Self Building in Lewisham (2022) Directed by Timi Akindele-Ajani. London, UK: Adjaye Associates / The Architecture Foundation.

18:30-20:30: Filmmaker, broadcaster and historian David Olusoga converses with Edward Denison as part of the Modern Heritage in the Anthropocene Symposium. Christopher Ingold Auditorium, WC1H OQE. Registration required.

About the Speaker

Prof David Olusoga

Filmmaker, broadcaster and historian

Prof David Olusoga is 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, writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He 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.