Gresham College's free public History lectures

Read more about Gresham College's free public lectures since 1597 here: .

Of general topical interest, as well as the straight history lectures coming up this year, we have a lecture by Professor Chris Whitty on the history of Vaccination, and how it has transformed healthcare, and an old series on epidemics by the historian Professor Richard J Evans, that you may be interested in.

You can register for any lectures using an email address, and will get a reminder 10 minutes before the lecture is due to start.

History One-Off lectures in 2021

The South Sea Bubble of 1720 by Helen Paul, 1pm, Tues 30 Mar 2021 Napoleon: Shadows & Gardens by Ruth Scurr, 1pm, Thurs 6 May 2021 Theatres of War: Crusade, Colonialism and Chivalry in the Middle Ages by Nicholas Paul, 1pm, Thurs 3 June 2021.

History Series with lectures still to go in 2021

(you can watch the earlier ones online now) A series on Great Tudor and Stuart Houses by Simon Thurley - next one is Private Palaces: Mansions of the Marlboroughs, 6pm, Tues 15 June 2021 Alec Ryrie on England's Reformations - this excellent series has been our top-rated lecture series so far this year (by views), next one England's Anglican Reformation 6pm, Weds 21 Apr 2021. A series on Darwin by Jim Endersby (all complete now). Joanna Bourke on Evil Women (cultural history - next one is on Myra Hindley, 6pm, Thurs 13 May 2021 The Politics of the Courtroom by the writer and QC Thomas Grant looks at things like the state appointment of judges, and the 'political lawyer' from Apartheid South Africa to contemporary Britain. Next lecture is on the Politics of Judging, 6pm, Mon 29 Mar 2021. A series on Great Thinkers by Classicist Edith Hall (one of our best lecturers) - next one is on Cynics, Stoics, and Epicureans, 1pm, Thurs 27 May.