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David Olusoga

David Olusoga OBE is a highly respected British-Nigerian historian, professor, broadcaster and film-maker. He is also a hugely talented speaker who is heralded as one of the most influential Black Britons. A trailblazer who has brought Britian’s Black History to the fore, David is also very successful author and print and media contributor.


About David Olusoga

David Olusoga OBE is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.  He is also a familiar face to many through his numerous acclaimed history TV series such as CivilisationsBlack and British: A Forgotten History and, most recently, A House through Time.


David Olusoga OBE is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.

His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress.

David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. David’s most recent book Black and British: A Short, Essential History won the Children’s Illustrated & Non-Fiction book of the year at the 2021 British Book Awards.

David is also one of the three presenters on the BBC’s landmark Arts series Civilizations and in  2020 he held an exclusive interview with former President of the United States, Barack Obama.

The university of Manchester describle him as an expert on military history, empire, race,  slavery, and “one of the UK’s foremost historians”. David delivered his inaugural lecture in a style described as  extraordinarily gentle and subversive.”


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