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The pioneering LBS database has been the foundation for a new understanding of the extent of slavery’s impact on the development of modern Britain. It is a free and publicly accessible resource used by well over one million visitors from senior academics to genealogical investigators, students, and members of the public curious about their history.

To keep this work going we need your assistance with funding to help cover our operational costs.

To find out more about how you can support the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery please click here to donate, or contact the Office of the Vice-President (Advancement).

“The Legacies of British Slave-ownership initiative at UCL has had a profound impact on Tate’s efforts to account for the legacies of slave-ownership both in relation to the national collection and the institution’s history.” Professor Emily Pringle, Head of Research, Tate.

“[This] online, fully accessible database of British slave-owners in the Caribbean [...] has transformed our understanding of how and with what consequences slavery derived capital seeped back into British society.” Dr. Ian MacKinnon and Dr Andrew Mackillop.

Centre projects and research and administrative staff costs have previously been funded by generous research grants from the ESRC/AHRC. We continue to have the support of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and private donors.

As we move into an exciting new phase in our life, we are now looking to our dedicated supporters, to consider making a donation, at any level, to support our important work. Your donation will support crucial needs like support for the people doing this work, as well as provide funding for our important efforts in documenting the histories and legacies of slavery in the Caribbean as well as Britain.