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Thoughtlines: academic thinking outside the box.

Episode 6: Bronwen Everill – We are what we buy

In this episode we join the dots on the global story of abolition with Dr Bronwen Everill, 1973 lecturer in History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Why was the Cambridge connection so central to those campaigning to end the slave trade in Britain? What did these abolitionists have in common with those in West Africa and in the United States? What was the product that both drove slavery and helped early ethical consumers do their bit for the abolitionist cause? And how do we acknowledge the different types of ‘labour’ that make an academic life possible today?

Thoughtlines is presented by broadcast journalist Catherine Galloway and produced by Carl Homer of Cambridge TV.

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