The Blackfriars Talks 2021

Digital Programme until 31 January 2022  

 

Blackfriars Talks 2021

An in-person and digital programme

2020 was a pioneering year for Gloucester History Festival. It was the first year we held our Festival completely online. This year we offered a mix of in-person and digital events for everyone to enjoy.

Digital Blackfriars Talks events are still on sale, and the digital events festival has been extended until 31 January 2022 for most events. To access the online only programme and book your tickets, use the magnifying glass search function to search for “online.”

The 2021 Blackfriars Talks on the Theme of Frontiers and Pioneers will offer you interesting insights into the times we live in and how the events and key personalities of the past can help us contextualise the times we find ourselves in today. With Britain’s top historians and authors covering topics as broad as the eras they span, we can’t wait for you to join us in discovering the pioneers, and experiencing the frontiers they pushed wide open, for yourself.

Please scroll down for the full Blackfriars Talks in-person and digital Programme now on sale. Use the search function on the left below to narrow your search.

Blackfriars 2021 Events

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Festival

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sat11sep2:00 pmsat3:00 pmJanina Ramirez, Raiders Of The Lost PastRaiders of the Lost Past

sat11sep4:00 pmsat5:00 pmVince CableMoney and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics

sat11sep6:00 pmsat7:00 pmMarc MorrisThe Anglo-Saxons: The Beginnings of England

sat11sep8:00 pmsat9:30 pmIan MortimerThe Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain

sun12sep12:00 pmsun1:00 pmWaldemar Januszczcak & Janina RamirezPioneers, Portraits & Pleasure Palaces

sun12sep2:00 pmsun3:00 pmThe Bayeux TapestryDavid Musgrove

sun12sep4:00 pmsun5:00 pmSathnam SangheraEmpireland: How Imperialism has Shaped Modern Britain

sun12sep6:00 pmsun7:00 pmJess PhillipsEverything You Really Need To Know About Politics

mon13sep2:00 pmmon3:00 pmAndrew ArmstrongA Time Traveller’s Guide to Gloucester’s Great Discoveries

mon13sep4:00 pmmon5:00 pmFrank Whittle, Genius of the Jet RevolutionIan Whittle & Duncan Campbell-Smith

mon13sep6:00 pmmon7:00 pmLoot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes Barnaby Phillips

mon13sep8:00 pmmon9:15 pmNatalie HaynesPandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths

tue14sep2:00 pmtue3:00 pmRussia: From the Pagans to PutinMark Galeotti

tue14sep4:00 pmtue5:00 pmSimon ThurleyThe Stuarts: Palaces of Revolution

tue14sep6:00 pmtue7:15 pmMichael WoodUncovering Aethelflaed: Lady Of The Mercians

tue14sep8:15 pmtue9:15 pmOliver Cromwell & The English RevolutionRonald Hutton

wed15sep2:00 pmwed3:00 pmThe Tudors in Love: Henry VIII & Elizabeth ISarah Gristwood

wed15sep4:00 pmwed5:00 pmAlison WeirEleanor of Aquitaine & the Queens of the Crusades

wed15sep6:00 pmwed7:00 pmPowers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle AgesDan Jones

wed15sep8:00 pmwed9:00 pmThe King’s Painter: Hans Holbein & Henry VIIIFranny Moyle

thu16sep2:00 pmthu3:00 pmAlan Turing: Life & LegendDermot Turing

thu16sep4:00 pmthu5:00 pmThe Roman Army, Gloucester and the Conquest of the WestNeil Holbrook

thu16sep6:00 pmthu7:00 pmAndrew Armstrong & Phil MossGloucester: Recreating the Past

thu16sep8:00 pmthu9:00 pmJonathan DimblebyBarbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

fri17sep2:00 pmfri3:00 pmA History of Britain in 20 ChurchesPeter Stanford

fri17sep4:00 pmfri5:00 pmDan Snow The Seven Years’ WarThe Seven Years’ War

fri17sep6:00 pmfri7:00 pmThe Battle of the Imjin RiverDan Snow & the Veterans of Imjin River

fri17sep8:00 pmfri9:00 pmColonel Bob StewartLife And Death In Bosnia 30 Years On

sat18sep12:00 pmsat1:00 pmThe Cold War: Checkmate in BerlinGiles Milton

sat18sep2:00 pmsat3:00 pmMax HastingsOperation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled To Malta in 1942

sat18sep4:00 pmsat5:00 pmThe Korean War: 70 Years OnThe Korean Ambassador, Richard Graham & Christopher Ryland

sat18sep6:00 pmsat7:00 pmMarcus du Sautoy & Janina RamirezHistory’s Big Decisions

sat18sep8:00 pmsat9:00 pmThe Real World of Sherlock Holmes‘Hallie Rubenhold, Shrabani Basu & Janina Ramirez’

sun19sep12:00 pmsun1:00 pmVanley Burke, Patrick Vernon & Panya BanjokoBlack British History Through The Lens

sun19sep2:00 pmsun3:00 pmRana Mitter & Richard GrahamDynasty of Surprises: the Chinese Communist Party 100 Years On

sun19sep4:00 pmsun5:00 pmTristram HuntJosiah Wedgwood: Protest, Pottery & the Transformation of Britain

sun19sep6:00 pmsun7:00 pmWomen Spies: The Cold War and World War TwoAnne Sebba & Helen Fry

sun19sep8:00 pmsun9:00 pmJanina RamirezThe Goddess Revolution

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Korean War: 70 Years On - OnlineThe Korean Ambassador, Richard Graham & Christopher Ryland

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmAndrew Armstrong & Phil Moss - OnlineGloucester: Recreating the Past

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmA History of Britain in 20 Churches - OnlinePeter Stanford

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmDan Snow The Seven Years’ War - OnlineThe Seven Years’ War

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Battle of the Imjin River - Online

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmColonel Bob Stewart - OnlineLife And Death In Bosnia 30 Years On

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Cold War: Checkmate in Berlin - OnlineGiles Milton

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmMarcus du Sautoy & Janina Ramirez - OnlineHistory’s Big Decisions

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Roman Army, Gloucester and the Conquest of the West - OnlineNeil Holbrook

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Real World of Sherlock Holmes - OnlineHallie Rubenhold, Shrabani Basu & Janina Ramirez

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmVanley Burke, Patrick Vernon & Panya Banjoko - OnlineBlack British History Through The Lens

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmWomen Spies: The Cold War and World War Two - OnlineAnne Sebba & Helen Fry

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmRana Mitter & Richard Graham - OnlineDynasty of Surprises: the Chinese Communist Party 100 Years On

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJanina Ramirez - OnlineThe Goddess Revolution

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJonathan Dimbleby - OnlineBarbarossa: How Hitler Lost The War

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmAlan Turing: Life & Legend - OnlineDermot Turing

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmLoot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes - OnlineBarnaby Phillips

sat25sep9:00 ammon25oct9:00 pmMax Hastings - OnlineOperation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled To Malta in 1942

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmVince Cable - OnlineMoney and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics

sat25sep9:00 ammon25oct9:00 pmNatalie Haynes - Online

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmPowers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages - OnlineDan Jones

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Tudors in Love: Henry VIII & Elizabeth I - OnlineSarah Gristwood

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmMichael Wood - OnlineUncovering Aethelflaed: Lady Of The Mercians

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmSimon Thurley - OnlineThe Stuarts: Palaces of Revolution

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmRussia: From the Pagans to Putin - OnlineMark Galeotti

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe King’s Painter: Hans Holbein & Henry VIII - OnlineFranny Moyle

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmIan Mortimer - OnlineThe Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmFrank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution - OnlineIan Whittle & Duncan Campbell-Smith

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmAndrew Armstrong - OnlineA Time Traveller’s Guide to Gloucester’s Great Discoveries

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJess Phillips - OnlineEverything You Really Need To Know About Politics

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmSathnam Sanghera - OnlineEmpireland: How Imperialism has Shaped Modern Britain

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Bayeux Tapestry - OnlineDavid Musgrove

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmWaldemar Januszczcak & Janina Ramirez - OnlinePioneers, Portraits & Pleasure Palaces

sat25sep(sep 25)9:00 ammon31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJanina Ramirez, Raiders Of The Lost Past - OnlineRaiders Of The Lost Past

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