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David Olusoga appointed to The Scott Trust

APPOINTED: David Olusoga

THE SCOTT Trust has today announced the appointment of historian, author and TV presenter and producer David Olusoga to its board.

Olusoga has produced and presented documentaries for more than twenty years, including ​Black & British: A Forgotten History​, ​The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire​, and the BAFTA award-winning ​Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners.​ Most recently he presented two high-profile series for BBC Two: Civilisations​ and ​A House Through Time.

David is also an author; his book ​Black & British​ was awarded the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He writes regularly for The Guardian, The Observer and the BBC History Magazine.

Alex Graham, chair of The Scott Trust, said: “David Olusoga is hugely respected in the worlds of television, media and in his academic field. He has a record of championing liberal, progressive values and of bringing fresh thinking and important new ideas to our understanding of British history and contemporary society. I am delighted he is to join the Scott Trust.”

Of the appointment, David Olusoga commented: “I am pleased to be joining this important institution. The Guardian’s progressive agenda-setting journalism has never been more necessary, and the Scott Trust’s role has a crucial role to play in ensuring its financial and editorial independence.”

Since it was formed in 1936, The Scott Trust’s core purpose has been to secure the financial and editorial independence in perpetuity of the Guardian, of which it is the owner. The Trust’s unique ownership structure ensures a long-term, commercially sustainable future for Guardian journalism.

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