Inspired by Libraries with Greg Jenner

  • DATE

    15 June 2022

  • TIME

    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

    Young people

  • PRICE

    Pay what you can - £2/£6/£10

Greg Jenner is a British public historian with a particular interest in communicating history through pop culture and humour.

Greg presents the BBC Sounds’ podcast You’re Dead to Me, broadcast on Radio 4, which was in the top three most listened to BBC podcasts of 2021 and won the British Comedy Guide Best Radio Entertainment Show of 2021. Greg also presented the Radio 4 series Homeschool History to great acclaim, broadcast during the lockdown period of the Covid pandemic. Most recently in 2022 he presented a 20 part series for Radio 4, Past Forward: A Century of Sound, one of the special series to mark the BBC’s Centenary year.

Join Greg to hear all about the importance of libraries, and libraries throughout history!

Greg is the Historical Consultant to CBBC’s multi-award-winning Horrible Histories and the author of A Million Years In A Day: A Curious History of Ordinary Life, From Stone Age To Phone Age – an entertaining gallop through the evolution of our daily routines. Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity was published in March 2020 and Greg’s most recent book, Ask an Historian was published in late 2021.

Greg will be in conversation with Catherine Fletcher, a Professor of History at Manchester Metropolitan University and head of the Manchester Centre for Public History & Heritage. Alongside academic research, she is the author of several books bringing sixteenth-century history to broad audiences including Our Man in Rome: Henry VIII and his Italian Ambassador (Bodley Head, 2012), The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de’ Medici (Bodley Head, 2016) and The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance (Bodley Head, 2020). Her work has been featured internationally on TV and radio in programmes ranging from BBC2’s A Fresh Guide to Florence to hit podcast You’re Dead To Me, to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Art Show.