The Campaign to remove the statue of Robert Peel in Manchester

Wednesday 27 October 2021

“In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many statues that feature throughout the urban landscapes of our cities have come under well-deserved scrutiny.


One of these statues, located in Manchester, is of Robert Peel. It is no coincidence that Peel, and his statue represent the intersection of modern policing, race, capitalism, and slavery. It is with this in mind that this session will explore our popular understanding of Peel and his historic legacy” – Sami Pinarbasi

Dr Sami Pinarbasi is a researcher based at LSBU. His research interests include a microhistorical focus on Manchester in the 18th and 19th centuries, capitalism, slavery and abolition and digital humanities. He is currently investigating LSBU’s connections to slavery, imperialism, and colonialism.

This event has been co-organised by Equinet, LSBU’s Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic & Allies Network and LSBU’s Race, Gender and Sexualities Research Group. It will be delivered via Zoom. You will receive the joining instructions 2 days before the event takes place.

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