Jenni Murray: A History of the World in 21 Women

History

Jenni Murray: A History of the World in 21 Women

Sat 17 Nov

In the sequel to her bestselling 'A History of Britain in 21 Women', Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of extraordinary women from around the globe.

Christian Wolmar: Railways and the Raj

History

Christian Wolmar: Railways and the Raj

Sun 18 Nov

Christian Wolmar examines the chequered role the railways have played in Indian history and the creation of today's modern state.

Duncan Barrett: Hitler's British Isles

History

Duncan Barrett: Hitler's British Isles

Mon 19 Nov

In this talk Duncan Barrett reveals the true stories behind the fiction of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.

Agnès Poirier: Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-50

History

Agnès Poirier: Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-50

Tue 20 Nov

A captivating portrait of those who lived, loved, fought, played and flourished in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and whose intellectual and artistic output still influences us today.

Alison Weir: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

History

Alison Weir: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Tue 20 Nov

Alison Weir draws on new research for her portrayal of Jane Seymour, the third of Henry's queens, casting fresh light on both traditional and modern perceptions of her.

Peter Hart: The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front

History

Peter Hart: The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front

Tue 20 Nov

Peter Hart brings to life the dramatic final weeks of the war, as men fought to secure victory, with survival seemingly only days or hours away.

Philippe Sands: On the Origins of

History

Philippe Sands: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Fri 23 Nov

The international rights lawyer explores how personal lives and history are interwoven.

Bettany Hughes: Istanbul

History

Bettany Hughes: Istanbul

Sat 24 Nov

Join award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, Bettany Hughes, as she discusses her latest book, Istanbul, a Tale of Three Cities.

Sarah Churchwell: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream

History

Sarah Churchwell: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream

Sun 25 Nov

What does it mean to put America first, and what exactly are Americans supposed to be dreaming of - personal wealth, public power, racial equality, political refuge, individual freedoms? What happens when these values collide?

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