Our vision is that people of all ages should enjoy and appreciate the study of history and gain a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between past, present and future.

Our mission is to uphold Sir Martin Gilbert’s legacy for future generations, using his scholarship, integrity and principles as a guide for those who wish to learn from history.

We aim to bring historical learning to wide audiences, and to engage people of diverse ages and backgrounds. We run a varied programme that includes lectures, events, courses, and essay competitions about the subjects closest to Martin’s heart: the Holocaust, Churchill, Israel, and modern Jewish history.

We aim to reach young people in particular, inspiring them to love history and helping them acquire skills of historical enquiry.

The Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre at Highgate Synagogue.

The Library features first editions of Sir Martin’s 88 published books and in addition is signed copies of books by authors who have spoken at the Centre, such as The Right Hon Sir John Major KG CH.