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Apology debate panel from back of the room

SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR THE SLAVE TRADE?

PART – 1- OPENING SPEECHES

BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM 10 MAY 2006, ,UK

Introductions by A.C.Grayling,
(Chairperson),
Professor of Philosophy and Columnist

4 minutes 20 seconds

 

Introductions by A.C.Grayling, (Chairperson),
Professor of Philosophy and Columnist


Lord Hugh Thomas,
Historian and writer

8 mins 39 secs

 

Lord Hugh Thomas,
Historian and writer


Dr. Mike Phillips,
Author and broadcaster

9 mins 57 secs

 

Dr. Mike Phillips,
Author and broadcaster


Professor Stephen Howe,
Historian, University of

6 mins 28 secs

 

Professor Stephen Howe,
Historian, University of


Isabel Hilton,
Guardian columnist and editor of Open Democracy

8 mins 10 secs

 

Isabel Hilton,
Guardian columnist and editor of Open Democracy


Ekow Eshun,
Creative Director – Institute of Contemporary Arts

4 min 32 secs


Ekow Eshun,
Creative Director – Institute of Contemporary Arts


Richard Dowden,
Director – Royal African Society

10 mins 27 sec

 

Richard Dowden,
Director – Royal African Society


Toyin Agbetu,
Founder, Ligali organisation

11 min 11 secs

 

Toyin Agbetu,
Founder, Ligali organisation

SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR THE SLAVE TRADE?



PART – 2 – AUDIENCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION

BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM 10 MAY 2006, ,UK

Audience – Call 1
inc. Richard Hart

9 min 30 secs

 

Audience – Call 1
inc. Richard Hart


Panel – Response 1

Toyin, Isabel, Mike, Stephen

12 mins 27 secs

 

Panel – Repsonse 1
Toyin, Isabel, Mike, Stephen


Audience – Call 2

12 mins 7 secs

 

Audience – Call 2


Panel – Response 2,
Hugh, Richard, Ekow, Mike, Toyin

 

Panel – Response 2,
Hugh, Richard, Ekow, Mike, Toyin


Audience – Call 3

9 min 25 secs

 

Audience – Call 3


The Vote,
recast as: ‘Should Bristol Institutions apologise for the slave trade?’

 

The Vote,
recast as: ‘Should Bristol Institutions apologise for the slave trade?’


Contents

SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR THE SLAVE TRADE?

PART – 1- OPENING SPEECHES

BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM 10 MAY 2006, ,UK

Introductions by A.C.Grayling,
(Chairperson),
Professor of Philosophy and Columnist

4 minutes 20 seconds

 

Introductions by A.C.Grayling, (Chairperson),
Professor of Philosophy and Columnist


Lord Hugh Thomas,
Historian and writer

8 mins 39 secs

 

Lord Hugh Thomas,
Historian and writer


Dr. Mike Phillips,
Author and broadcaster

9 mins 57 secs

 

Dr. Mike Phillips,
Author and broadcaster


Professor Stephen Howe,
Historian, University of

6 mins 28 secs

 

Professor Stephen Howe,
Historian, University of Bristol


Isabel Hilton,
Guardian columnist and editor of Open Democracy

8 mins 10 secs

 

Isabel Hilton,
Guardian columnist and editor of Open Democracy


Ekow Eshun,
Creative Director – Institute of Contemporary Arts

4 min 32 secs


Ekow Eshun,
Creative Director – Institute of Contemporary Arts


Richard Dowden,
Director – Royal African Society

10 mins 27 sec

 

Richard Dowden,
Director – Royal African Society


Toyin Agbetu,
Founder, Ligali organisation

11 min 11 secs

 

Toyin Agbetu,
Founder, Ligali organisation

SHOULD BRISTOL APOLOGISE FOR THE SLAVE TRADE?



PART – 2 – AUDIENCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION

BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM 10 MAY 2006, BRISTOL,UK

Audience – Call 1
inc. Richard Hart

9 min 30 secs

 

Audience – Call 1
inc. Richard Hart


Panel – Response 1

Toyin, Isabel, Mike, Stephen

12 mins 27 secs

 

Panel – Repsonse 1
Toyin, Isabel, Mike, Stephen


Audience – Call 2

12 mins 7 secs

 

Audience – Call 2


Panel – Response 2,
Hugh, Richard, Ekow, Mike, Toyin

 

Panel – Response 2,
Hugh, Richard, Ekow, Mike, Toyin


Audience – Call 3

9 min 25 secs

 

Audience – Call 3


The Vote,
recast as: ‘Should Bristol Institutions apologise for the slave trade?’

 

The Vote,
recast as: ‘Should Bristol Institutions apologise for the slave trade?’


Should Bristol Apologise for the slave trade?
B E & C Museum, 2006