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The 2022 Tacitus Lecture

LCCI's Black Business Association (BBA) were proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s World Trader’s Tacitus Lecture, Finance and the City in and Age of Historical Reckoning.

The topics covered aligning with the association’s mission to promote Black business ownership, entrepreneurship, and Black employees in London. Furthermore, the BBA group provides a forum to collectively address barriers to equality in London’s economy that have roots in the exploitation of imperial rule that Prof David Olusoga OBE, author of Black and British, discussed in his insightful lecture.

About the Lecture

Historian and broadcaster Prof David Olusoga OBE delivered the World Traders’ 35th Annual Tacitus Lecture, on 25 February 2022 to 650 guests in London’s Guildhall. The Tacitus Lecture is the largest lecture of its type in the City of London, bringing together international business community, City livery companies, educators and students.

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BBA Chairman interviews Prof David Olusoga OBE

We were delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Prof David Olusoga OBE ahead of his ground-breaking lecture. Watch below as LCCI BBA Chairman Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE interviews Prof David Olusoga or read the full Q&A.


‘City needs a reckoning over statues of slavers’

The Tacitus lecture was covered in the Evening Standard's Londoners diary: "Edward Colston's statue being dumped in the Bristol harbour was the defining moment of anti-racism protests in 2020, but a historian has suggested if it had been located in the City of London, the statue would never have come down."

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The age of historical reckoning: what has Britain chosen to forget?

In this thought piece, Eleanor Umeyor, Research Assistant, LCCI takes a further look at the history of the slave trade and a legacy that Briton’s have struggled to come to terms with.

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About LCCI’s Black Business Association

The BBA is dedicated to lobbying and supporting the effective business activity of Black entrepreneurs and owners, demonstrating the investable credibility of Black business and significantly influencing the governments agenda on racial injustice, discrimination and economic empowerment.

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