Wilberforce Anniversary Events & Information
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||William Wilberforce lived in Mill Hill
after his retirement from Parliament.
Although quite ill by this time, he continued his interest &
support of the abolitionist movement, and built St. Paul's
Church close to his home.
We organised several events to
celebrate the bicentenary and some are still taking place.
We are converting the crypt as a community centre in his
memory. It will open on June 8th. 2008.
St Paul's Church (Mill Hill, UK)
The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1QU, U.K.
Contact for more information:
Tel: 0208 959 2288
||June 2007 Conference
Set all free, the Southwark Diocese BME Forum, the Baptist
Union of Great Britain, and the Methodist Church have
organised the Slavery: the Unfinished Business
conference on Friday 15 June and Saturday 16 June at St
John's Church, Waterloo, London.
Speakers over the two days include Professor James Walvin,
Dr Anthony Reddie, Esther Stanford and Dr Lez Henry who will
explore the legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and
modern forms of slavery. Delegates will also have an
opportunity to discuss a range of slavery-related topics,
share ideas and network with those involved with issues of
freedom, equality and justice.
Admission is $20 for two days and a lunch will be included
on the Saturday. For more information contact: Delbert
Sandiford: 020 7939 9418 or e-mail:
Click here for a
printable poster [PDF]
||St. Paul's Church in Mill Hill
(The church that William Wilberforce built) has numerous
plans to commemorate & celebrate, the bicentenary of the
passing of Wilberforce's "Bill" to "Abolish the
Transatlantic Slave Trade" on the 25th. March 1807.
Events run from February through October.
Click here for a full list of
||The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Thursdays 15 March - 10 May 2007
11.00 - 13.00
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
This series of lectures commemorates the 200th anniversary
of the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British
Empire. It aims to provide a historical narrative,
contextualizing Britain's involvement in the transatlantic
slave trade. Leading academics, historians and curators
consider West African culture and history, resistance and
rebellion by those enslaved, the emergence of the public
campaign to abolish the slave trade, abolition culture and
the experience of African women.
Click here for a full list of
British Empire & Commonwealth Museum has numerous
engaging events celebrating the life of William Wilberforce.
Click here to download a PDF listing all their events.
||Amazing Grace, released by
Samuel Goldwyn Films, Roadside Attractions and Bristol Bay
Productions, starring Loan Gruffaud and Albert Finney is scheduled for release in
theaters on late February 2007.
For more information click here to visit
Bristol Bay Productions' site
for this movie.
|The Better Hour. William
Wilberforce: A Man of Character Who Changed the World,
a television documentary, is now in production and will
be released in 2007. (Visit
|National Commemorative Service at Westminster
Abbey, Tuesday, March 27, 2007, hosted by Set All Free,
invitation only. (www.setallfree.net)
The British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People
Exhibition dates 23 May - 23 September 2007
This exhibition tells the story of the pressures and events,
at home and abroad, which influenced Parliament's abolition
of the British slave trade in 1807. The Act abolishing the
trade will be displayed along with other important exhibits,
including Thomas Clarkson's African Box and petitions from
the people and merchants of Manchester, which bring this
remarkable story to life. The exhibition will be held in
Westminster Hall, Parliament Square, London SW1 and is open
to the public free of charge. For full details of the
opening times etc
March 2, 2007 is William Wilberforce Day at
The Wilberforce School, a classical Christian school in
Princeton, New Jersey. The students will be presenting
"Abolition: A Commemoration," featuring music,
poetry, dramatic readings of the speeches, letters, poetry
and songs that were part of the campaign to abolish the
slave trade in Britain. Guest Speaker, Congressman Frank
Wolf, will address the legacy of William Wilberforce. Open
to the public; at Miller Chapel on the campus of Princeton
Theological Seminary. For details, see
Twenty-first century slavery: issues and responses
23-24 November 2006. FIRST CALL for participation in
a two day conference organized by the Wilberforce
Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
(WISE, at the University of Hull.
Click here for full information.
Details will be forthcoming.
Wilberforce Weekend Conference: Jan. 12-14, 2007
Sponsored by BreakPoint and Prison Fellowship. Features
Chuck Colson and the Wilberforce Award Dinner, as well as
the producers of both "Amazing Grace" and "The Better Hour"
documentary. (click for downloadable brochure)
Click here for more information from Wilberforce.org
The Unfinished Business of Slavery: May 17-19,
2007 organized by the by the Wilberforce Institute for the Study
of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), at the University of
Hull. Click here for full information.
Major international conference in Ghana, West Africa.
August 8-12: For more info, go to
||Frederick Douglass Book prize offered by the
Gilder Lehrman Center
|There are many museum exhibits planned for the
Click here to visit our museum listings.
||Windle Trust International
37a Oxford Road
State : Oxfordshire OX4 2EN
+44 1865 712900
We are working with universities and churches in the UK
and Africa to establish a number of Wilberforce Memorial
Scholarships to enable African students to access
postgraduate study opportunities in Africa and Europe, and
particularly in those universities and towns with a strong
historic connection to the slave trade such as Bristol,
Liverpool and London in the United Kingdom. Please contact
us if you would be interested in assisting with this effort.
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