Nigel Biggar CBE is author of Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning, a Sunday Times bestseller. He chairs the board of trustees of the Free Speech Union. @NigelBiggar


‘Biggar fearlessly goes where few other scholars now venture to tread: to defend the British empire against its increasingly vitriolic detractors … Those who wish to accuse the Victorians of genocide – who seek gulags in Kenya or Holocausts in the Raj – will probably not risk being ‘triggered’ by reading this book. But they really should.’

Niall Ferguson, Stanford University
and author of Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World


  • The Inspiration Project

    16 November 2023. Nigel joins Brendan Corr of The Inspiration Project, an Australian Christian College (ACC) podcast. Listen through the player or ACC link below. From the ACC website description: On this episode of The Inspiration Project, Brendan Corr talks to Emeritus Professor Nigel Biggar about what attracted him to an academic life, why books…


  • An honest conversation about colonialism

    15 November 2023. In this episode of Australiana, a podcast of The Spectator Australia, Nigel joins host Will Kingston to discuss colonialism. From the episode description: Today, colonialism is viewed by many as the original sin of British history. The truth is far more complex. Theologian, ethicist, and author Nigel Biggar is one of the…


  • A nation divided cannot stand

    9 November 2023. Nigel makes a guest appearance on ADH TV’s Fred Pawle Show. ‘A nation divided cannot stand: Some parts of London look more like central Asia than Britain. Enoch Powell envisaged this, and warned that it would lead to instability and violence. Special guests: Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, Professor Nigel Biggar and Avi Yemini.…



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Uncompromising and compelling’

Robert Tombs, University of Cambridge,
and author of The English and their History