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

Event Type

Event Content

Festival

Event Location

11sep2:00 pm3:00 pmJanina Ramirez, Raiders Of The Lost PastRaiders of the Lost Past2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

11sep4:00 pm5:00 pmVince CableMoney and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

11sep6:00 pm7:00 pmMarc MorrisThe Anglo-Saxons: The Beginnings of England6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

11sep8:00 pm9:30 pmIan MortimerThe Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Event Type:Black Friars

12sep12:00 pm1:00 pmWaldemar Januszczcak & Janina RamirezPioneers, Portraits & Pleasure Palaces12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

12sep2:00 pm3:00 pmThe Bayeux TapestryDavid Musgrove2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

12sep4:00 pm5:00 pmSathnam SangheraEmpireland: How Imperialism has Shaped Modern Britain 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

12sep6:00 pm7:00 pmJess PhillipsEverything You Really Need To Know About Politics6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

13sep2:00 pm3:00 pmAndrew ArmstrongA Time Traveller’s Guide to Gloucester’s Great Discoveries 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

13sep4:00 pm5:00 pmFrank Whittle, Genius of the Jet RevolutionIan Whittle & Duncan Campbell-Smith4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

13sep6:00 pm7:00 pmLoot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes Barnaby Phillips6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

13sep8:00 pm9:15 pmNatalie HaynesPandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm Event Type:Black Friars

14sep2:00 pm3:00 pmRussia: From the Pagans to PutinMark Galeotti2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

14sep4:00 pm5:00 pmSimon ThurleyThe Stuarts: Palaces of Revolution 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

14sep6:00 pm7:15 pmMichael WoodUncovering Aethelflaed: Lady Of The Mercians6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Event Type:Black Friars

14sep8:15 pm9:15 pmOliver Cromwell & The English RevolutionRonald Hutton 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm Event Type:Black Friars

15sep2:00 pm3:00 pmThe Tudors in Love: Henry VIII & Elizabeth ISarah Gristwood2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

15sep4:00 pm5:00 pmAlison WeirEleanor of Aquitaine & the Queens of the Crusades4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

15sep6:00 pm7:00 pmPowers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle AgesDan Jones6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

15sep8:00 pm9:00 pmThe King’s Painter: Hans Holbein & Henry VIIIFranny Moyle8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

16sep2:00 pm3:00 pmAlan Turing: Life & LegendDermot Turing2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

16sep4:00 pm5:00 pmThe Roman Army, Gloucester and the Conquest of the WestNeil Holbrook4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

16sep6:00 pm7:00 pmAndrew Armstrong & Phil MossGloucester: Recreating the Past6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

16sep8:00 pm9:00 pmJonathan DimblebyBarbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

17sep2:00 pm3:00 pmA History of Britain in 20 ChurchesPeter Stanford2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

17sep4:00 pm5:00 pmDan Snow The Seven Years’ WarThe Seven Years’ War4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

17sep6:00 pm7:00 pmThe Battle of the Imjin RiverDan Snow & the Veterans of Imjin River6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

17sep8:00 pm9:00 pmColonel Bob StewartLife And Death In Bosnia 30 Years On8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

18sep12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Cold War: Checkmate in BerlinGiles Milton12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

18sep2:00 pm3:00 pmMax HastingsOperation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled To Malta in 19422:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

18sep4:00 pm5:00 pmThe Korean War: 70 Years OnThe Korean Ambassador, Richard Graham & Christopher Ryland4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

18sep6:00 pm7:00 pmMarcus du Sautoy & Janina RamirezHistory’s Big Decisions6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

18sep8:00 pm9:00 pmThe Real World of Sherlock Holmes‘Hallie Rubenhold, Shrabani Basu & Janina Ramirez’8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

19sep12:00 pm1:00 pmVanley Burke, Patrick Vernon & Panya BanjokoBlack British History Through The Lens12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

19sep2:00 pm3:00 pmRana Mitter & Richard GrahamDynasty of Surprises: the Chinese Communist Party 100 Years On2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

19sep4:00 pm5:00 pmTristram HuntJosiah Wedgwood: Protest, Pottery & the Transformation of Britain 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

19sep6:00 pm7:00 pmWomen Spies: The Cold War and World War TwoAnne Sebba & Helen Fry6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

19sep8:00 pm9:00 pmJanina RamirezThe Goddess Revolution8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Korean War: 70 Years On - OnlineThe Korean Ambassador, Richard Graham & Christopher Ryland(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmAndrew Armstrong & Phil Moss - OnlineGloucester: Recreating the Past(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmA History of Britain in 20 Churches - OnlinePeter Stanford(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmDan Snow The Seven Years’ War - OnlineThe Seven Years’ War(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Battle of the Imjin River - Online(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmColonel Bob Stewart - OnlineLife And Death In Bosnia 30 Years On(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Cold War: Checkmate in Berlin - OnlineGiles Milton(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmMarcus du Sautoy & Janina Ramirez - OnlineHistory’s Big Decisions(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Roman Army, Gloucester and the Conquest of the West - OnlineNeil Holbrook(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Real World of Sherlock Holmes - OnlineHallie Rubenhold, Shrabani Basu & Janina Ramirez(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmVanley Burke, Patrick Vernon & Panya Banjoko - OnlineBlack British History Through The Lens(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmWomen Spies: The Cold War and World War Two - OnlineAnne Sebba & Helen Fry(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmRana Mitter & Richard Graham - OnlineDynasty of Surprises: the Chinese Communist Party 100 Years On(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJanina Ramirez - OnlineThe Goddess Revolution(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJonathan Dimbleby - OnlineBarbarossa: How Hitler Lost The War(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmAlan Turing: Life & Legend - OnlineDermot Turing(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmLoot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes - OnlineBarnaby Phillips(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep9:00 am25oct9:00 pmMax Hastings - OnlineOperation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled To Malta in 1942(september 25) 9:00 am - (october 25) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmVince Cable - OnlineMoney and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep9:00 am25oct9:00 pmNatalie Haynes - Online(september 25) 9:00 am - (october 25) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmPowers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages - OnlineDan Jones(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Tudors in Love: Henry VIII & Elizabeth I - OnlineSarah Gristwood(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmMichael Wood - OnlineUncovering Aethelflaed: Lady Of The Mercians(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmSimon Thurley - OnlineThe Stuarts: Palaces of Revolution(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmRussia: From the Pagans to Putin - OnlineMark Galeotti(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe King’s Painter: Hans Holbein & Henry VIII - OnlineFranny Moyle(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmIan Mortimer - OnlineThe Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmFrank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution - OnlineIan Whittle & Duncan Campbell-Smith(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmAndrew Armstrong - OnlineA Time Traveller’s Guide to Gloucester’s Great Discoveries(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJess Phillips - OnlineEverything You Really Need To Know About Politics(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmSathnam Sanghera - OnlineEmpireland: How Imperialism has Shaped Modern Britain(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmThe Bayeux Tapestry - OnlineDavid Musgrove(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmWaldemar Januszczcak & Janina Ramirez - OnlinePioneers, Portraits & Pleasure Palaces(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmJanina Ramirez, Raiders Of The Lost Past - OnlineRaiders Of The Lost Past(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

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