Professor Simon Newman from the history department at the University of Glasgow published last week the research project: 'Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century'.
The project provides a publicly available database that holds information of runaway slaves in 18th century Britain. The information is drawn from published notices in newspapers across the country. Resources for understanding slavery in 18th century Britain are provided alongside the database.
Simon join me in the studio to discuss how the painstakingly meticulous research was completed, what the implications of their work are for future scholarship, and the challenges in confronting Britain's slavery past — both on British shores and abroad.09:00 - 10:00