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Empireworld: In conversation with Sathnam Sanghera

17 April @ 7:30 pm BST

Join award-winning author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera in discussion with The National Archives’ collection specialist, Elizabeth Haines, about the legacies of the British empire.

The British empire’s influence upon the quarter of the planet it occupied, and its gravitational influence upon the world outside it, has been profound: from the spread of Christianity by missionaries, to nearly 1 in 3 driving on the left-hand side of the road, to the origins of international law. Yet Britain’s idea of its imperial history and the world’s experience of it are two very different things.

In his latest book, Sathnam Sanghera explores the international legacies of empire from the creation of tea plantations across the globe, to environmental destruction, conservation, and the imperial connotations of Royal tours. His journey takes him from Barbados and Mauritius to India and Nigeria and beyond. In doing so, he demonstrates just how deeply British imperialism is baked into our world.

This event is online.  


Wednesday 17 April 2024, 7.30pm


£0 – £15, book at eventbrite.co.uk