We would like to invite you to join us for the third discussion in our online series, Sidney Insights, on Thursday 26 January. Third-year undergraduate Bijal Manoj Daialal will lead Dr Helen Castor, Bye Fellow, in a conversation that will cover Helen’s recent time as a Booker Prize judge, her experiences as a historian in the academy versus a public historian, along with her work as a published author and career to date. 

Dr Helen Castor is a historian, a Bye-Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her books include the prize-winning Blood & Roses: The Paston Family in the Fifteenth CenturyElizabeth I: A Study in Insecurity and Joan of Arc: A History. Her book She-WolvesThe Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth was made into a BBC TV series. She has presented a range of programmes for the BBC and Channel 4, and was one of the judges of the Booker Prize 2022.

Bijal Manoj Daialal is a third-year history undergraduate at Sidney Sussex College. She is currently looking at a women's history of war in the eighteenth century, the history of the Indian subcontinent, and early modern material culture. She is also president of Sidney's History society - Confrat, working on planning and delivering this year's programme.

This event will take place over a Zoom webinar on Thursday 26 January, 2pm - 3pm (GMT)

Please register below by Monday 23rd January 2023. The link to join the webinar will be sent via email two days prior to the event. If you would like to submit any questions for Helen this can be done in advance via the booking form.

For enquiries or further information, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Team via email.   

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