Double page spread of the article in the Guardian

How slavery research came under fire

This story, published by the Guardian Long Read on 1 June 2023, was commissioned as part of the Guardian’s Cotton Capital project, which examines how slavery changed Britain and the world. My piece delves into a controversy at a Cambridge college. Over the last few years, an increasing number of institutions have been commissioning investigations into their historical links to slavery – but the fallout at this college, which played out in the national media, suggests these projects are meeting growing resistance.


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