A War of Empires: Japan, India, Burma and Britain, 1941-45

The longest campaign of the Second World War played out in Asia, lasting from 1941 to 1945. After suffering initial defeats at the hands of the Japanese, the British and Indian Armies were forced to regroup and reform to turn the tide of the war. The impact was...

Barbarossa

Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of Russia in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than a war of extermination to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create Lebensraum for the German master race. Yet, these lofty goals would not come to...

Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-45

The Second World War is one of the most discussed historical events in history. For decades, historians and authors have argued and dissected its causes, its outcomes and its wider impact. In this exciting talk, Richard Overy will break open how the imperial nature of...

Napoleon: A Life in Gardens and Shadows

Napoleon Bonaparte is famed for his political and military career, which has dominated our understanding of the man. However, in his private life, he was an ardent gardener. Napoleon’s gardens range from his childhood olive groves in Corsica, to...

Welcome to Big Biba

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has often been seen as an area rich in history, culture and fashion. One icon that best represents these ideals is the Biba building in Kensington. The Sunday Times dubbed Big Biba “The Most Beautiful Store in the...