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  • Date and time: Friday 23 October 2020, 7pm to 8pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Black History Month Lecture

Among the glamour and intrigue that surrounds the Tudor period is the untold story of people of African descent who lived and worked throughout England – not as slaves but as members of society.

Dr Onyeka Nubia will share his discoveries made researching more than 250,000 artefacts from archives and parish records about the Blackamoores of England and how their lives affect us today. Explore the period of Tudor England, the African contribution and influence at the time. Unpicking vital evidence of the period participants will be exposed to the breadth of historical evidence and rich legacy concerning the African experience. Understand where Blackamoores came from and where they are now and highlight the various roles played and their contribution to English society.

Dr Onyeka Nubia

Dr Onyeka Nubia is a pioneering and internationally recognised historian, writer and presenter. His current works include reinventing our perceptions of the Renaissance, British history, Black Studies and intersectionalism. Dr Nubia is the leading historian on the status and origins of Africans in pre-colonial England from antiquity to 1603. He has developed entirely new strands of British history which includes Africans in Ancient and Medieval England.