Talks and debates

Talks and debates

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.

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Study day

Royal chapels: past and present

Study day
Wednesday 7 December
£85 / £78 members and concessions (includes lunch  and coach)

Explore royal worship through the ages. On this study day you will:

  • Hear from the chaplains responsible for the religious wellbeing of the royal family with a talk at Kensington Palace.
  • Go on exclusive tours of the private royal chapels at St. James’s Palace and the Tower of London.


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