The University’s fight against modern slavery was the focus of a summit that brought some of the world’s leading anti-slavery campaigners to Hull.
The Wilberforce Institute organised and hosted the first-ever Wilberforce World Freedom Summit: 'Eradicating Contemporary Slavery'.
Speakers from business, the public sector and government focused on contemporary slavery in all its forms and explored ways to end this global atrocity.
There were keynote speeches from the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations; Kevin Hyland, the UK’s Independent Slavery Commissioner; and Aidan McQuade, the then Director of Anti-Slavery International.
Other prominent speakers included Humberside Police’s Chief Constable Lee Freeman. And the former President of Ghana, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, returned to the University 10 years after he had officially opened the Wilberforce Institute.