A Balliol and Empire Event: Balliol and the Proceeds of Slavery

In September 2019, Balliol College began to investigate its connections with the proceeds of slavery as part of a broader project examining the College’s multifaceted relationship to Empire. Though better known for its role as an educator of colonial administrators in the late nineteenth century, this project has established that the college has ties with earlier periods of British colonialism and received benefactions from a number of individuals who derived a significant proportion of their wealth from slavery. Chaired by Dame Helen Ghosh, Master of Balliol, this seminar will present the preliminary results of the study conducted by Dr Sebastian Raj Pender and encourage discussion among participants on what these findings mean for the College, the University, and society today.

For more information visit: www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/balliol-and-empire-project