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The UCL History department, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world for the quality of both its research and teaching, and our rewarding programmes make it an exciting place to study over 5000 years of history, across every continent, from the ancient Middle East to the twenty-first century.

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BAFTA TV Award for Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

The two-part BBC documentary 'Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners', presented by David Olusoga in collaboration with UCL History's Legacies of British Slave-ownership research project, has won a BAFTA TV Award 2016 in the 'specialist factual' category. The programme explored the compensation which the British government paid to slave owners upon the abolition of slavery. 

Published: May 8, 2016 10:30:00 PM

History staff take part in UCL Festival of Culture

From 23-27 May UCL will host its annual Festival of Culture; a free five day celebration of research from the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences. This year a number of UCL History academics will be putting on events as part of the festival.

Published: Apr 27, 2016 5:18:37 PM