Tom Holland gives 2023 RHS Public History Lecture

8 November 2023

On Tuesday 7 November, Tom Holland gave the 2023 RHS Public History Lecture, in association with Gresham College. Tom’s lecture — Pilgrimages, Pandemics and the Past’ — explored the experience of walking across London during the Covid pandemic of 2020. How, Tom asks, might this experience inform historians to better appreciate and understand the perspectives and expectations of those who undertook pilgrimages in the past?

Our thanks to Tom for his excellent lecture; to Gresham College for hosting the event; and to all those who attended the event in person or online.

Tom’s lecture is now available to watch via the Gresham College website.