What we do

The Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre aims to promote awareness of and engagement with twentieth century history, focusing on the topics of Sir Martin’s scholarship: modern Jewish history, the world wars, the Holocaust, and Winston Churchill. Using Sir Martin’s skills and principles as a guide, the Centre emphasizes the voices of individuals and brings academic historical research to wide audiences in accessible ways.

Our work includes:

Talks, resources, and outreach activities underpinned by historical research to broad audiences.

Lectures and conversations on the topics of Sir Martin Gilbert’s scholarship.

A Sir Martin Gilbert Book Club to introduce audiences to Sir Martin’s scholarship.

A Sir Martin Gilbert History Prize, supported with resources for students and teachers, to encourage engagement with history and application of research skills.

Support for UK secondary school teachers to teach Jewish history as part of their teaching of the National Curriculum.

Training for emerging scholars to disseminate research in accessible ways in secondary schools and other fora.

What's on

Check out our exciting programme of courses and events!

History prize

An annual competition to honour Sir Martin’s work and inspire the next generation of historians.


Read about our past events here.

These are history study groups with a difference! Professor Shirli Gilbert builds extremely professionally researched curriculums which she delivers brilliantly. The subjects are covered in-depth; both lectures and the discussions that follow provide a most stimulating experience.

Elie Chilton

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