Speaker: Nigel Biggar, Tiffany Jenkins, Tomiwa Owolade
Topic: The State of History Today
Venue: Vinson Lecture Theatre
Time: 15.30-16.30 Sunday 17 September
Nigel Biggar, author of Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning, Tiffany Jenkins, author of Keeping their Marbles: how treasures of the past ended up in museums and why they should stay there, and Tomiwa Owolade, author of This is Not America, discuss the many challenges facing the discipline of history and how they may be overcome. Chaired by Paul Lay, festival director and former editor of History Today.
Tomiwa Owolade is one of Britain’s brightest young cultural commentators. He writes a regular column for The Times and is a contributing editor at the New Statesman. His latest book, which has met with considerable critical acclaim, is This is Not America: Why Black Lives in Britain Matter.