Greg Jenner

Dead Famous

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Sat 9th May 2020 Start Time: 6:00 pm End Time: 7:00 pm

Baillie Gifford Auditorium, Stratford Play House


Our celebrity culture is nothing new it seems - in fact we’re been fame obsessed for longer than we think. Historian Greg Jenner takes us through a history of celebrity that spans the Bronze Age to the coming of Hollywood’s Golden Age. A British public historian and broadcaster, Greg is the Historical Consultant to BBC’s Emmy and multi-BAFTA awardwinning comedy sketch-show Horrible Histories, a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared on TV a number of times including as co-host of BBC2’s Inside Versailles. His latest book is - naturally - called Dead Famous

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