Slavery in the South West

Thursday 22 February

Discover more about the South West region and its links to slavery in this lecture by Dr Richard Stone.


This talk by Dr Richard Stone will consider how the connections with Bath and Bristol spread the influence of slavery into the wider South West region.

Dr Richard Stone is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Bristol where his research focuses on the history and legacies of Atlantic slavery. Richard is especially interested in the role of Atlantic trade and slave derived wealth in shaping the development of major institutions and the wider economy, and the complex relationships between slavery and abolition, business and philanthropy. Richard is a member of the Center for Black Humanities, Center for Environmental Humanities, and Early Modern Studies Research Group at the University of Bristol.

As a historian Richard had used his research expertise to advise Bristol Museums, Bristol Archives, Bristol Old Vic, and Bristol Cathedral. He regularly give talks and his work has featured in a range of podcasts, tv programmes (from House Through Time to Hairy Bikers Pubs that Built Britain), radio (from Radio 4 to Radio Bristol) and newspapers (from The Times and The Economist to CAMRA’s magazine).

This event is available online and in person at The Museum of Somerset.