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One-Day Conference: Cambridgeshire's Abolitionists

One-Day Conference: Cambridgeshire's Abolitionists

Saturday 14th March 2020

9.45 am - 4.30 pm

Inspired by Cambridgeshire’s historic links to abolition, including Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson, a day of sharing research, presentations and discussion around modern slavery.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Join Wisbech & Fenland Museum for a one-day conference exploring today’s fight against modern slavery and Cambridgeshire’s historic links to the abolition of the slave trade. Bringing together organisations working to abolish modern slavery, academics, authors and heritage professionals, this conference offers a unique opportunity to examine the political, cultural, and social work of abolition today. Hear how targeted local, national and international work to overcome modern slavery is making a difference to people’s lives today.

Keynote speakers include:
Operation Pheasant
Stop the Traffik
Anti-Slavery International
Rosmini Centre
Wilberforce Institute

To book a place, please visit Eventbrite

Tickets are fully funded and include all refreshments and lunch, but delegates will need to arrange their own accommodation. See this website for a selection of local accommodation options: For any enquiries please email:

This conference is part of Articles for Change, a project funded by the Museums Association and Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and is supported by Cambridgeshire Association for Local History.

Cambridgeshire’s Abolitionists by Articles for Change, a project funded by the Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund using Wisbech & Fenland Museum’s
Thomas Clarkson collection and slavery archive to engage with communities on modern slavery The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is run by the Museums Association, funding projects.


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