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Professor David Olusoga OBE, Manchester


David Olusoga is a British Nigerian popular historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker. David is Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester.

On becoming a patron of Being Human festival, David said: “The humanities get a bad press. People – often people who should know better – can dismiss them as irrelevant, elitist, distant from the real world. Festivals like Being Human are important because they help to demonstrate why this isn’t true. They show how history shapes the world we live in today, how languages, cultures and ideas mould our politics, and can change the world for the better”.