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Professor John Oldfield


John Oldfield

Professor of Slavery and Emancipation

Biography John's passion is in producing pioneering research into historic slavery, taking lessons learned from the past so we can imagine a future that is different and tackle the growing issue of modern day slavery.

John received the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2015, in recognition of the institute's world-leading research into slavery and emancipation issues.

Research is used to inform public practice and policy, at local, national and international levels. The Wilberforce Institute took a major role in shaping the UK's Modern Slavery Act, which was passed by Parliament in March 2015.

Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Southampton (2009-2012)
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