We are delighted to confirm that historian and author Dr Gareth Russell will join us in October as part of the President’s Talks Series 2023

Gareth has been no stranger to our televisions and radios recently. His most recent book is the non-fiction bestseller, The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court.

His talk in October is titled ‘Olaudah Equiano: Aristocrat, Abolitionist, and Activist’.

When best-selling author Olaudah Equiano arrived in Belfast in 1791, his life had already taken him from a childhood in the Benin aristocracy to enslavement on a Virginia tobacco plantation. Few lives better exemplify the complexities of the late eighteenth century than his. He saw the Arctic, the Seven Years’ War, the court of Queen Charlotte, and Belfast on the eve of rebellion. His life forms the foundation of this talk by historian Gareth Russell – Olaudah Equiano: Aristocrat, Abolitionist, and Activist.

For in-person and online-stream tickets please use the button below to register via Visit Belfast.