Online events

Online talks, webinars and live Q&As

Our exciting programme of online talks is for everyone and are delivered by our experts, specialists and special guest speakers. When you book an event, you are invited to pay what you can – this is optional and entirely at the discretion of attendees. Some of our events remain completely free, as are our online research and academic events.

Browse our latest programme below or see our FAQ page to find out more about registering and accessing an event.

Missed an event or can’t watch the talk live?

All events are viewable for 48 hours after the published date and time, which means that attendees who registered but were unable view the live event can catch up at their leisure.

You can also replay most of our talks on our Archives Media Player, where our curated playlists will help you find talks of similar interest.
Please be aware that it can take up to three months for past events to appear on our media player.

Family events and activities

Storytelling, crafts and Time Travel TV, take part in our online family events and activities in our dedicated family area.

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What’s On in December

A Medieval Ghost Story with Dan Jones

Wednesday 1 December at 19:30

First recorded in the early fifteenth century by an unknown monk, The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings was transcribed from Latin by the great medievalist M.R. James in 1922. Building on that tradition, bestselling historian Dan Jones retells this medieval ghost story in crisp and creepy prose.

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At Christmas We Feast: The history of the Christmas dinner with Annie Gray

Friday 3 December at 14:00

Turkey, trimmings, pudding and brandy butter – but where do our festive food traditions come from? Join Annie Gray on a delectable trip through time, from the earliest mentions of extravagant meals at Christmas to the trappings and traditions of the present day.

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Ask a Historian: In conversation with Greg Jenner

Wednesday 8 December at 19:30

In conversation with author and historian, Greg Jenner, we get the answers on things you always wondered about, but didn’t know who to ask. Such as, which people from history would best pull off a casino heist? Book now to join us for an amusing evening of facts and stories on historical curiosities.

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Online events How do I access the live event?  We use Microsoft Teams to run our online events.