Stone from one small island was used in Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and many other landmarks.
Britain’s preoccupation with the canal was as much about controlling Egypt as it was about global trade.
Canada’s new governor general will have to fuse the British, French, American and Indigenous elements of Canada that together are the core of the country.
The coronavirus epidemic has made us all rethink our workspaces. But the needs of the times have always influenced the office space – whether for the colonial empire or a growing commerce.
The writer was drowned at the age of 44, but he left three novels which have come to represent the decline of the British Empire.
Slave traders transformed human lives into profit-bearing opportunities – just like modern finance.
The suicide of a young woman who had been put through conversion therapy has sparked a backlash from India’s LGBTQ+ community.
Decolonising is an attempt to reverse the legacy of inequality and racism left by colonialism.
Reforming the business school is the next step in the radical revolution needed in higher education.
La Nouvelle-Zélande aussi s'interroge sur le sort à réserver aux monuments et aux noms de lieux rendant hommage au passé colonial.
The story of the growth of Britain’s sugar trade can tell us a lot about the development of capitalism and the slave trade.
It was a great celebration, but not everyone was jubilant.
For celebrated botanist Joseph Banks, his voyage with James Cook was more about extending imperial power than simply discovery.
If we’re ever to move past outmoded values of gender, race and class, we need to wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle well — and challenge those who would prefer everything remains the same.
The British Labour Party has pledged to conduct an audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy.
The crisis of Conservatism of the early 20th century has some parallels for the party today.
A new history book shows how entanglements of race, gender, class and sexuality in South Africa flow from the moral contradictions of the settler colonial state.
Art, outreach and fieldwork can help reframe Britain’s imperial past, by re-humanising the people subjected to anthropological ‘colonial science’.
Sikh gurus adopted the turban, in part, to remind Sikhs that all humans are sovereign, royal and ultimately equal. But their attire can also lead to misunderstandings and at times, hate crimes.
The Peterloo massacre was one of the worst atrocities committed on British soil, but across the empire there were many such acts.