Historian, author and broadcaster

Suzannah has presented numerous history documentary series including London: 2000 Years of History, Elizabeth I, The Great Fire of London, Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Witches, and Henry and Anne: The Lovers who Changed History, for Channel 5. She presented the Hidden Killers of the… Home series for BBC 4, two Bloody Tales series for National Geographic, Nicholas and Alexandra for UKTV, and co-presented ITV’s I Never Knew That about Britain. She featured extensively throughout BBC2's The Last Days of Anne Boleyn and also Yesterday's Secret Life Of.... series, presented the award-winning podcast Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, and has also appeared on BBC’s The One Show, on BBC Radio 4, and as a resident historian on BBC 2’s comedy panel show Insert Name Here and Channel 4’s Time Team.

Suzannah is Professor Emerita at the University of Roehampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a columnist for History Today. She is the author of five books on the sixteenth century including Witchcraft (2018) and The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII (2015), and holds a double First, MSt, and DPhil in History from Lincoln and Balliol Colleges, Oxford, the latter as a Jowett Senior Scholar. She has also won awards for her work in the heritage sector, including as Creative Director of the National Trust’s recent exhibition, ‘We Are Bess’.


Speakers

    Suzannah Lipscomb
    Historian, author and broadcaster

    Historian, author and broadcaster

    Suzannah has presented numerous history documentary series including London: 2000 Years of History, Elizabeth I, The Great Fire of London, Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Witches, and Henry and Anne: The Lovers who Changed History, for Channel 5. She presented the Hidden Killers of the… Home series for BBC 4, two Bloody Tales series for National Geographic, Nicholas and Alexandra for UKTV, and co-presented ITV’s I Never Knew That about Britain. She featured extensively throughout BBC2's The Last Days of Anne Boleyn and also Yesterday's Secret Life Of.... series, presented the award-winning podcast Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, and has also appeared on BBC’s The One Show, on BBC Radio 4, and as a resident historian on BBC 2’s comedy panel show Insert Name Here and Channel 4’s Time Team.

    Suzannah is Professor Emerita at the University of Roehampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a columnist for History Today. She is the author of five books on the sixteenth century including Witchcraft (2018) and The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII (2015), and holds a double First, MSt, and DPhil in History from Lincoln and Balliol Colleges, Oxford, the latter as a Jowett Senior Scholar. She has also won awards for her work in the heritage sector, including as Creative Director of the National Trust’s recent exhibition, ‘We Are Bess’.


    Sir Tony Robinson

    Sir Tony Robinson is known as Britain’s foremost face of popular history through presenting 20 seasons of Channel 4’s archaeology series “Time Team” and as the creator of a worldwide icon as Baldrick in “Blackadder”. Having earned some of the highest awards possible as a television writer, and writing over 30 children’s books and several adult books, Sir Tony has enjoyed a rich and varied television career as an actor and presenter, including his acclaimed documentary about the elderly entitled “Me and My Mum”. An ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society since 2008, Sir Tony received the highest possible accolade, a knighthood, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013.

    Alexander Knetig
    Head of Digital Distribution, ARTE

    Head of Digital Distribution, ARTE

    Alexander Knetig and his team are responsible for the digital activities of ARTE, like programming for the digital properties of the European broadcaster (website, mobile apps, Smart-TV apps), social media and audience engagement as well as content development for younger audiences. Before joining ARTE, he was a Paris-based producer and independent journalist for French, Spanish and Austrian media.

    Einar Hansen Tomasson
    Film Commissioner, Icelandic Film Commission

    Film Commissioner, Icelandic Film Commission

    Einar has been Iceland’s Film Commissioner since January 2004. He is also the Head of Energy and Green Solutions at Business Iceland which operates the Icelandic Film Commission.

    Einar holds a BSc degree in Business and International Marketing and Masters in Project Management from the University of Reykjavik.

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