The David Nicholls Memorial Trust was founded in 1997 to commemorate David’s life and work following his death in 1996. The Trust has enabled David’s extensive book collection to be kept together in a place where it is accessible to researchers. The David Nicholls Memorial Library, as the collection is called, is housed at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

The Trust also funds:

  • new accessions in Caribbean Studies, so that the Library is kept up-to-date.
  • Research Awards to enable students to visit Oxford to use the David Nicholls Memorial Library or to complete original research in the Caribbean.
  • the annual David Nicholls Memorial Lecture, which continues David’s focus on providing new and radical perspectives on contemporary issues concerning Caribbean Studies, Political Science and Theology. The 2023 lecture will take place between 4pm and 5pm on Wednesday 1st November:

The David Nicholls Memorial Lecture
“Race, Rubber, Revolution: Haiti’s 1940s Revisited”
Wednesday 1st November, 16.00-17.30
Helwys Hall, Regent’s Park College
Professor Matthew J. Smith, Professor of History and Director, Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British
Slavery, Department of History, University College London