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Belfast Charitable Society are proud to announce the return of our Reconciliation Fund supported President’s Talk Series this year marking the 270th year of The First Great Charity of this Town.

The third Thursday lecture in the series will focus on: From New Orleans to Clifton Street: slavery and freedom in nineteenth century Belfast, and will be delivered by Dr Jonathan Wright.

Jonathan Wright is a lecturer in history at Maynooth University. His current research has focused on Ulster and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution, and his recent publications include An Ulster Slaveowner in the Revolutionary Atlantic: The Life and Letters of John Black (Dublin, 2019) and Crime and Punishment in Nineteenth-century Belfast: The Story of John Linn (Dublin, 2020).

Tickets for each talk are £6 for zoom access or £7.50 for room access (price inc complementary tea / coffee and shortbread).

Book your room or zoom tickets here.