Roscoe Lecture: The Truth That Lies Behind Roscoe

The final Roscoe Lecture of LJMU’s Bicentenary year was met with a rousing standing ovation at St George’s Hall.

Author, poet and academic Malik Al Nasir delivered his lecture The Truth That Lies Behind Roscoe to a packed audience in November.

He shared his research into Liverpool’s history in the slave trade and links to the MP, writer and scholar William Roscoe, after whom these lectures are named.

Roscoe was an abolitionist committed to ending slavery but Malik explored how financiers behind his institutions were themselves slave traders.

You can watch Malik's fascinating, challenging lecture in full.

You can download and listen to the audio via the 1823 Podcast.

Read more about LJMU's Roscoe Lecture series.

Malik Al Nasir delivers his Roscoe Lecture. November 2023.


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