Event T17

David Olusoga

The Raymond Williams Lecture: Is History Under Attack?

Venue 1

David Olusoga is a British historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker. In his lecture he will speak of the attacks on history taking place across the world, both in totalitarian states and in democracies as stable (or once as stable) as the USA and the UK. The idea that history exists to perpetuate national myths – and spread what former President Trump called 'patriotic education’ – is a feature of culture wars in the UK and elsewhere. He will also discuss how statues have become the lightning rods for these new history wars.

Price: £12.00
David Olusoga