Wells – Transatlantic Slavery Conference

Event Details

  • Location: Wells Cathedral
  • Address: Cedars Hall, The Liberty, Wells, BA5 2ST
  • Start date: 16th March 2023
  • End date: 16th March 2023
  • Times: 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Entry fee: £14.60

Wells and Transatlantic Slavery Conference is bringing people together from Britain and the Caribbean to explore how the City of Wells is connected to transatlantic slavery.

This event will consist of a morning of talks & creative responses (that will be recorded for the online audience) followed by lunch and a workshop for those attending in person.

Talk subjects include:
The role of Cathedral Canons and Bishops in Wells
Slavery derived wealth in Wells – where did the money go?
The legacy of slavery in Antigua and the reparations movement

There will be pre-recorded performances and opportunities to participate in workshops and a self-led slavery trail.

This conference has been organized by Wells Cathedral as part of a working group consisting of Wells Cathedral, Wells Cathedral School, Wells & Mendip Museum, St. Cuthbert’s parish church, The Bishop’s Palace, City Archives, Somerset African Caribbean Network, Exeter University, The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, and interested individuals.