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The problem with Cambridge University's slavery report

27 September 2022

9:58 PM

27 September 2022

9:58 PM

It’s perfectly legitimate for Cambridge University to seek to understand its history, warts and all. But the University’s final report of its ‘Legacies of Enslavement Advisory Group’, established in 2019 to investigate the university’s historic links with slavery, is short on facts and long on opinions. It also fails to consider Cambridge’s links with the noble cause of anti-slavery.

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Professor Lawrence Goldman is Fellow Emeritus, St. Peter’s College, Oxford. He was an undergraduate, postgraduate and Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge between 1976-85


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