Cambridge University ‘benefited directly’ from slavery, study finds

London, 23/9: Cambridge University benefited directly from enslavement and the slave trade, a three-year enquiry has found.


While Cambridge has often celebrated its well-known abolitionists, like Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce, a new report shows that the institution benefitted substantially from the slave trade over many years, with a significant part of the university’s funding derived from the exploitation of enslaved people.

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