Cambridge joins those examining their links to slave trade


by Amit Roy AFTER the ‘Rhodes must fall’ campaign in Oxford and the decision by major museums to examine the provenance of treasures often seized as military booty, it is now the turn of Cambridge to engage in an exercise of mea culpa. The university has announced it is to investigate whether in the past it benefited from the slave trade. Cambridge is run by very clever people, so there must be a point to this investigation, though at first glance, it is a little difficult to divine what that might be. The investigation is to be supervised by a…

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