Cambridge University hosts ‘fanatical’ three-day slavery conference 

Cambridge University is hosting a three-day “fanatical” slavery conference amid fears from academics it will lead to attacks on the Queen’s legacy.

  • A three-day event on slavery and reparations has started at Cambridge University
  • Sources have accused the conference of being ‘fanatical’ and ‘propagandistic’
  • Comments made by an activist about the Queen were described as “disgusting”

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A ‘fanatical’ slavery conference began today at Cambridge University amid fears it would attack the Queen’s legacy.

Academics met on the first day of the three-day event to discuss how and why Britain could pay for reparations.

The event, titled ‘Imagining Reparations: Historical and Comparative Approaches’, says it wants to examine the ‘increasingly prominent calls for slavery reparations’.

Organizers said the conference would create “a forum to promote rapidly evolving public debate on the long legacies of slavery and the idea of ​​historical reparation.”

However, experts have warned that the Cambridge University conference has been captured by radical “propagandist” activists.

The organizer of the event is Sabine Cadeau, who led the controversial Cambridge Legacies investigation into slavery published last week that claimed the university had “a terrible history of abuse”.

Earlier today, a researcher, Nicolás Bell Romero, was one of several speakers who gave a lecture at the event.

An inquest last week said Cambridge University had “a terrible history of abuse” in relation to slavery. Pictured: Jesus College Cambridge

He was previously criticized for a report on slavery in Cambridge universities, widely condemned for its inaccuracies.

In the online description of the conference, activist Wambugu Wa Nyingi said: “In the years before independence, people were beaten, their land stolen, women raped, men castrated and their children killed.

‘I don’t hold her [the Queen] personally responsible, but I would like the damage done to me and other Kenyans to be recognized by the British government so that I can die in peace.”

sources said The Telegraph comments were ‘unpleasant’ so soon after Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Following last week’s consultation, a series of recommendations have been made, which the university has committed to implement.

These include establishing a research center dedicated to slavery, improving existing academic links with universities in the Caribbean and West Africa, increasing the number of postgraduate scholarships and fellowships for black British students and students from Africa and the Caribbean, and commissioning a artwork commemorating the achievements of black scholars at the university.

Outgoing Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope said: “It is not in our gift to correct historical mistakes, but we can start by acknowledging them.”

“Having uncovered our university’s links to a horrific history of abuse, the report encourages us to work even harder to address current inequalities, particularly those related to the experiences of Black communities.”

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