The History Salon

The Salon is a meeting place for those with a passion for history told through film and television.  Based on the culture of an 18th Century drawing room, it is also a place where discussion, debate and deliberation can occur alongside the watching of representations of history on a big screen.  Events are held quarterly, and are strictly by invitation only.  It was founded in 2018 by emeritus Professor Laurence Brockliss, of Oxford University and his former Oxford tutee, Justin Hardy, maker of historical films, and now PhD student at UCL, blending academic rigour with London’s centrality of the film and TV industry.

The Salon is entering the field of humanities education, as Laurence and Justin launch a deal with Oxford University Press, to pilot a drama-based audio visual approach to OUP’s text books across the humanities in Autumn 2019. 

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'A Reading of Moliere' by Jean-Francois de Troy, about 1728