New autumn events programme now available to book

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We’re delighted to unveil the new season of our hugely popular events programme, with tickets now on general sale. We’re also introducing a new ‘pay what you can’ approach this season, inviting event attendees to contribute a nominal fee toward the ongoing costs of the events programme.

What’s on this autumn

Among the varied programme of talks and webinars coming up in the next few weeks are the following highlights, all available to book from today.

Noted biographer Anne Sebba brings to life the tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, a woman whose life was cut short due to tainted evidence for a crime she almost certainly didn’t commit.

Author Kate Summerscale reveals the darker type of haunting that is uncovered when she begins to research Alma Fielding – an ordinary woman who began to experience truly bizarre supernatural events in her home in 1939.

And Dr Caroline Bressey joins us to tell the stories of the Black British population and their lives within Victorian Britain, the context of the multi-cultural communities they lived and worked in.

All autumn events are now on general sale and available to book – please visit this page.

Pay what you can

Following extensive research among event attendees over the last year, we have decided to introduce a new ‘pay what you can’ system to invite attendees to pay a nominal fee for their ticket, based on suggested amounts. This is in line with many other cultural and heritage institutions.

Paying a fee will be optional and entirely at the discretion of attendees. Certain events, such as our Top Level Tips webinars, will remain completely free of charge to help people understand, access and research our collections.

Since our events programme moved online last year, people around the world have been able to access our virtual talks and webinars. Introducing optional fees to these events will help us keep the programme going and ensure that we can continue to engage with as many people as possible.

All events are viewable for 48 hours after the published date and time, which means that attendees who cannot view the live event can catch up at their leisure.