Who we are

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.

Trustees & Directors.

Sir Harry Solomon

Chair of Trustees

Dr Bethany Gaunt

Associate Director

Shirli’s history seminars are just the best.  Incredibly conscientious in her preparation, Shirli has the ability to bring history to life so that it becomes amazingly relevant to our world today.  Fight to secure a place!

Susie and Simon Olswang

Our Values

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.

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.