Sugar: A World corrupted – From slavery to obesity

with James Walvin
19:00 - 20:00
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

How did this exotic plant become so influential in the history of the west – first as a luxury, then an essential in our diet, and now widely accepted as a global problem? James Walvin will tell a story that takes us from Atlantic slavery to modern global obesity.

Book Tickets

James Walvin is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, professor emeritus at the University of York, and formerly a visiting fellow at Yale University. His books include A Short History of Slavery (2007), Britain′s Slave Empire (2008), and Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade (2013).

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