Roscoe: abolitionist and botanist

portrait of Roscoe in his study, surrounded by books

‘Portrait of William Roscoe’ (detail) by Sir Martin Archer Shee, Walker Art Gallery collection

23 Aug 2019
Suitable for:
all visitors
Free drop-in event, no need to book
Education area 3, first floor

Roscoe the abolitionist, Roscoe the botanist

Discover more about William Roscoe's roles as both a prominent abolitionist and eminent botanist.

Join curators from the International Slavery Museum and World Museum’s botanical archive for this special event.

You will have the opportunity to view collections from Liverpool’s original botanic garden, and get hands-on with objects from our abolition collections to discover more about his campaign against slavery.

This event is part of our Slavery Remembrance Day 2019 and Summer event series.