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Civilisations: First Contact and the Cult of Progress

David Olusoga Interviewed by Janina Ramirez

Sunday, 18 March 2018

10:00am

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga talks about his part in Civilisations, the much-anticipated BBC update of Kenneth Clark’s landmark Civilisation television series, and about his work to highlight the truth about links between the British Isles and the people of Africa.

Olusoga presents two episodes of this spring’s 10-part BBC Civilisations series, which is a look at the global history of culture. The other episodes are presented by Professor Simon Schama and Professor Mary Beard. In Encounters, Olusoga looks at what happened to art in the Age of Discovery when civilisations came face to face for the first time. In The Cult of Progress, he investigates the explosion of change that occurred during the Industrial Revolution. 

Olusoga was recently on television with his television series Black and British about the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. His book of the same name won the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. It traces the relationship back as far as Roman Britain and shows that much of Britain’s 19th-century boom was built on American slavery and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the First World War trenches.

Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian. He is also author of The Kaiser’s Holocaust and The World’s War. He won a Bafta for his BBC documentary Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners.

Here he talks to art historian and broadcaster Dr Janina Ramirez.

This event is part of a series on leadership sponsored by HSBC.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine