What we do

The Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre aims to bring the best historical research to wide audiences.

Sir Martin Gilbert was a master chronicler of the twentieth century, with a remarkable ability to bring history alive to his audiences. Perpetuating this legacy, the Centre offers a wide programme on the subjects Sir Martin spent his life exploring: modern Jewish history, Israel, the two World Wars, the Holocaust, and Sir Winston Churchill.

We run short courses, lectures, and conversations that reach thousands of students across the UK as well as in the United States, South Africa, and Israel.

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.


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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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