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View our programme of online talks, webinars and family events in date order.

What’s On in October

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War tragedy

Friday 29 October at 14:00

Join author and historian Anne Sebba as she brings to life Ethel Rosenberg’s tragic story with dramatic prison letters that Ethel exchanged with her husband, lawyer and psychotherapist over a three-year period, as well as interviews with Ethel’s two sons and others who knew her, including a fellow prisoner.

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What’s On in November

The wedding of the century: Arthur and Katherine (1501)

Friday 12 November at 14:00

The wedding of Katherine of Aragon to Arthur Tudor in November 1501 was the most spectacular royal wedding and public festival of the 15th/16th century. Join us in looking at the incredible detail of the wedding but also its wider consequences for the Tudor family and for England.

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All the Kings’ Fools: Disability and the Tudors

Wednesday 17 November at 19:30

From the nobility to the lowest of society (including William Somer, Henry VIII’s fool at court), Phillipa Vincent-Connolly casts a light on the lives of disabled people in Tudor England and guides us through the social, religious, cultural and ruling classes’ response to disability as it was then perceived.

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Live audio-drama: A stranger in a strange place

Thursday 18 November at 19:00

The true story of Claudius Smart, a Jamaican Marine Engineer, is brought shockingly to life in this one-off audio-play, which explores the repatriation of people from the British West Indies in 1920s Liverpool.  Written by Mel Pennant. Produced in collaboration with Tamasha.

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