The World at War: Revealing a Hidden History

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Date / time: 18 November, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wolfson Conference Suite, Senate House

The World at War: Revealing a Hidden History

Taylor Downing will lecture on the famous 26-part ITV series of the 1970s, The World at War, to be followed by the screening of the episode ‘Genocide’ from that series on the history of the Holocaust.

6.00 – 8.00 pm in the Wolfson Conference Suite, IHR, to be followed by a reception

Taylor Downing is a writer and an award-winning television producer. He writes about film and television and has written a BFI TV Classic on The World at War series and a Film Classic on Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia. He also writes about scientists at war in Churchill’s War Lab (2010), Spies in the Sky (2011) and Secret Warriors on the scientists of the First World War (2014). He is the author with Sir Jeremy Isaacs of Cold War (1998 & 2008). He is a member of the IHR Trust.

The events is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register for this event visit or RSVP to the IHR Events Office (

This event is part of the Being Human Festival (12-22 November 2015)

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. From philosophy in pubs, history in coffeehouses, classics on social media and language lessons on street corners – the festival provides new ways to experience how the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives. Being Human demonstrates the strength and diversity of the humanities, and how they can help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.