Debates & Study Days

Debates & Study Days

Tower talk

Explore contemporary issues through the lens of the Tower of London and ask;
have we learnt our lessons from history,
or will we repeat the mistakes of the past?

Curious Connections: persecution 

Join us this autumn as we explore the Tower of London as a conduit for historical persecution.

"The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods... History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution."

- John Stuart Mill

Curious Connections... Jewish history of the Tower

Tuesday 24 January
£10 / £9 members and concessions (includes glass of wine)   

The Jewish community has played an important part in the City of London ever since their arrival with William the Conqueror in 1066, but it has not always been easy or straightforward. The tumultuous relationship with the crown has ranged from Jews being valued as advisors to vilified as criminals. 

Join our panel as they explore the part the Tower played in Jewish history and the important role the Jewish community continues to play in London today.



Study Day

Deadlier than Mail

Saturday 22 April

Throughout history, from Queen Elizabeth I to Georgian prize fighters, Wild West sharp shooters to Suffragette jujitsu bodyguards, women have engaged in combat.

Run in collaboration with the Royal Armouries, this study day will celebrate amazing female fighters, and include a chance to get hands on with historic arms and armour.

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