Olivia Wyatt is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of York whose research focuses on Black British history in Leeds. She is a volunteer at the Young Historians Project - a non-profit organisation which trains young Black historians and works with schools to teach aspects of their project: A Hidden History: African Women and the British Health Service, c.1910-2000.
She is also the co-founder of From Margins to Centre?: An undergraduate conference on marginalised histories - the first opportunity for undergraduate students across Britain to present papers on the intersectional histories of the LGBT+ community, disability, women, and Black and Asian people.
In her position as Volunteer Researcher at Harewood House Trust, she researches the Lascelles’ connections to the Caribbean (1648-1975) and works with the team to explore how these histories can be represented in the museum’s displays.
She is now a summer research intern with BBC Radio 4’s You’re Dead To Me, where she works alongside public historian Greg Jenner to learn how to make histories accessible.