Dr Katie Donington will talk about Slavery, Commerce and the Hibbert Family and their links to slavery and Clapham.
George Hibbert MP was a leading parliamentary proslavery advocate who lived in a large house with a renowned garden on Clapham Common North Side. He was a Chairman of the Society of West India Merchants, Agent for Jamaica and an extensive plantation and slave-owner.
Dr Donnington’s talk will argue that the profits from slavery were domesticated and remade as the signifiers of civilisation, taste and status.
About the Speaker
Dr Katie Donington is a Research Associate on the Antislavery Usable Past project at the University of Nottingham with the Department of American and Canadian Studies.
You can read more about Katie at Antislavery Usable Past
When and Where
Monday 28 November. Our meetings are held at Omnibus.
Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW
The bar at Omnibus is open from 7 pm, and meetings will commence at 8 pm.
Our guest will normally speak for about 45 minutes, followed by around 15 minutes for questions and discussion, and the bar will remain open after meetings.
Meetings are free and open to non-members, so please come along and bring a friend!