The University of Cambridge has today (22 September) published the findings of an investigation into its historical links with the transatlantic slave trade, together with a response from the Vice-Chancellor.
The Advisory Group on the Legacies of Enslavement was created in early 2019 at the request of the Vice-Chancellor in light of the growing public interest in the issue of British universities’ historical links to enslavement and the slave trade. It was asked to advise him on Cambridge’s historical links and on the legacies of those links, and to propose future action in the light of the findings.
This inquiry follows similar initiatives by other leading institutions including the Bank of England, the Church of England, the National Trust and other universities. Read the University's story here and watch here.