Society welcomes broadcaster and historian Greg Jenner to discuss comedy and history

9 February 2024

At 6pm on Tuesday 20 February, the Royal Historical Society is delighted to welcome Greg Jenner to speak on ‘Finding the Funny in Public History’.

Greg is one of the UK’s most popular public historians, well known for his work in podcasts, radio, TV, and publishing. He is the host and creator of the chart-topping comedy BBC podcast You’re Dead to Me (‘the comedy podcast that takes history seriously’), as well as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Past Forward: A Century of Sound, the BBC’s award-nominated children’s podcast Homeschool History, and the Audible series A Somewhat Complete History of Sitting Down.

On Tuesday 20 February, Greg is in conversation with the RHS President, Emma Griffin. Greg will discuss his approach to public history; the ways in which broadcasting formats shape how we communicate about the past; the importance of comedy in history education; and the importance of research and experts in creating high-quality public history.


This special RHS event takes place at Mary Ward House, Bloomsbury, WC1H 9SN, and all are very welcome to attend. We hope this event will attract a wide audience, including from schools and colleges, as well as listeners and public historians. The event will include a conversation, followed by questions from our audience at the venue and online. For more about our ‘Evening with Greg Jenner’ and to reserve your seat/s, please click here.

If you’re unable to be there in person, the event will also be live-streamed and booking to watch online is available here.