Honorary degree awarded to David Olusoga

Issue date: 18 July 2018


David Olusoga

UWE Bristol awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Olusoga in recognition of his contribution to the public understanding of the past as an author, TV presenter and producer. He is a public intellectual who offers a nuanced and sensitive approach to contested histories which resonate today.

The honorary degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at Bristol Cathedral on Thursday 19 July at 10:30.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian Historian, Producer and Presenter. His TV series include, Civilizations (BBC 2), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World's War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of 'Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress, The World's War', which won First World War Book of the Year, Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize and The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism, David also writes for The Guardian, The Observer and BBC History Magazine.

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