The Blackfriars Talks 2020

Sunday 13th – Sunday 20th September  


What’s Happening?

The Blackfriars Talks go virtual – and free!

Highlights this year include Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Neil Gaiman, leading historian and broadcaster Michael Wood bringing to life the history of China, Olivette Otele talking about her new book African Europeans: An Untold History, Michael Scott star of the BBC TV series Ancient Invisible Cities and Festival President Janina Ramirez who shares enthralling tales of medieval women.

We’re excited to be bringing this year’s free programme right into your home with our virtual Blackfriars Talks.

You can watch all our events on this website between Sunday 13th and Sun 20th September and most events will be available for at least 30 days afterwards. All events are free and the programme is listed below.

Would you like to put a question to one of our speakers? Please email it in advance to  by the date mentioned on each event page.

A great opportunity for everyone new to the Blackfriars Talks to enjoy them at home for free and join our live audience next year!

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