slave trade

Britain’s role in ending the slave trade ought to be celebrated

6 April 2024 9:00 am

It was bound to happen sooner or later: a guest on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow presented an artefact which derived…

From ancient Greece to TikTok: a short history of the sea shanty

6 February 2021 9:00 am

From ancient Greece to TikTok: Alexandra Coghlan on the pulling power of shanties

The shock of discovering your ancestors were slave traders

23 May 2020 9:00 am

If I had a slave owner in my family background I’d probably keep quiet about it. Richard Atkinson, in his…

Inspiring and sweet-smelling: David Nash’s 200 Seasons at Towner Art Gallery

You’ll be blubbing over a wooden boulder at David Nash’s show at Towner Art Gallery

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Call me soppy, but when the credits rolled on ‘Wooden Boulder’, a film made by earth artist David Nash over…

The world’s most wanted people-smuggler

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The godfather of people-trafficking is an Ethiopian called Ghermay Ermias. But it’s unlikely we’ll ever catch him