• Date and time: Friday 18 June 2021, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Online
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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Join Greg Jenner, historical consultant to the award-winning TV comedy series Horrible Histories, and learn how he brings history to life through pop culture. As advisor to all nine series of the CBBC Emmy and multiple BAFTA award-winning comedy, he has been responsible for the factual accuracy of over 2,000 sketches and more than 140 songs. He was also a key member of the team on the BAFTA-nominated film Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans.

You can also find out about Greg’s experiences as the host of the chart-topping comedy BBC podcast You’re Dead To Me and presenter of the BBC’s history podcast for children Homeschool History.

Discover how Greg brings history to life with humour, and hear about his latest book Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity, From Bronze Age to Silver Screen. A witty and original history of celebrity culture, it reveals how the famous and infamous have been thrilling, titillating, and outraging us for much longer than we might realise…

Why not join Greg online and take part in the conversation through our live Q&A?


This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Image credit: James Gifford-Mead


Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner.  In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.  

About the speaker

Greg Jenner is a British public historian with a particular interest in communicating history through pop culture. As well as Dead Famous, he is the author of A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Ordinary Life, From Stone Age to Phone Age. He is an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, and does some occasional teaching at the University of York.


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