In Conversation With Greg Jenner

23rd Nov 2019, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Atkinson, Southport


Join Dr Bob Nicholson historian of Victorian Pop Culture as he interviews Greg Jenner, the historical consultant for Horrible Histories

Greg Jenner is a British public historian with a particular interest in communicating history through pop culture. He is the Historical Consultant to all eight series of CBBC’s Emmy & multiple BAFTA award-winning Horrible Histories, being solely responsible for the factual accuracy of over 1,800 sketches and 120+ comedy songs. He also was a key member of the team on Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans.

He is also the author of A Million Years In A Day: A Curious History of Ordinary Life, From Stone Age To Phone Age, which is an entertaining romp through the evolution of our daily routines. His next book, Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity, From Bronze Age To Silver Screen, will be published in March 2020, and is an entertaining history of celebrity culture, spanning Ancient Greece to 1950.

To get the full festival experience we recommend also going to see Z-List, Dead-List

This performance is part of ‘We Are Not Amused!‘ – a one-day event at The Atkinson (Southport), organised by Edge Hill as part of the annual Being Human Festival of the Humanities