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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Exploring British Imperial Power - 25th Wellington Lecture Seminar

30 October 2013
Turner Sims Concert Hall University of Southampton Doors open from 5.30pm and the lecture will commence at 6pm.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Turner Sims Concert Hall on 023 8059 5151 .

Event details

We are delighted to announce details of this year’s Wellington Lecture: Forging freedom – the Duke of Wellington and British anti-slavery, a lecture by Professor John Oldfield.

Established in 1989 with an endowment from the Spanish Ambassador, the annual Wellington Lecture explores aspects of the life and times of the first Duke of Wellington, one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century.

In order to reserve seats for this year’s lecture, please click on the following link which will direct you to the University’s online booking system;


Speaker information

Professor Oldfield, University of Hull. Professor Oldfield is Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation, and Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. Professor Oldfield was formerly Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton and Director of the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

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