The Wolfson History Prize 2019 Shortlist: BBC Radio 3 ‘Free Thinking’ recording

1 May 2019

Awarded annually for over 40 years, the Wolfson History Prize has become synonymous with the UK’s best historical writing. Rana Mitter is joined by the shortlisted authors of this year’s Prize for a debate about writing history and an insight into each of their books.The event is being recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme. It will be aired on BBC Radio 3 on 23 May at 10pm and available as a BBC Arts & Ideas podcast from BBC Sounds.

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Speakers and their shortlisted work:

  • John Blair FBA, Building Anglo-Saxon England
  • Mary Fulbrook FBA, Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice
  • Margarette Lincoln, Trading in War: London’s Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson
  • Jeremy Mynott, Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words
  • Matthew Sturgis, Oscar: A Life
  • Miles Taylor, Empress: Queen Victoria and India

Chair: Professor Rana Mitter FBA, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford and presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme

Organised in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and BBC Radio 3.

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