Emancipation Day 2023

Celebrate the 190th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the former British Empire with guest speaker Emeritus Professor Nigel Biggar.

Before the late 18th century most countries in the world had some form of slavery, and most regarded it as just a part of life, but within Europe things were changing. In 1807 the British Parliament banned the transatlantic slave trade, but even earlier it determined when it sent the First Fleet to Australia that there would be no slavery here at all.

Our guest speaker Emeritus Professor Nigel Biggar CBE is an expert on colonialism, including the abolition of slavery and will attend by video link. He is the author of Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning, published just this year, and until 2022 was Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University. Professor Biggar is an ordained priest of the Church of England.

The breakfast will be compered by Damian Coory of The Other Side on ADH TV, and this event will be televised in an edited form.

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When: Tuesday August 1, 7:00 for 7:30 am.
Where: Tattersall’s Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane, Q, 4000
(includes hot breakfast)
General Admission : $70
AIP Member: $60
Table of 10: $600
Student Admission: $60
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