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Simon Schama

A historian, author and TV documentary maker with over 40 documentaries to his name and also known as a vibrant communicator

Simon Schama Biography

Simon’s epic 15 part TV series A History of Britain was a landmark television series for the BBC. He has advised the UK government on the teaching of history in schools and is a professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York.

  • He has made 40 documentaries on subjects ranging from American history to art and Shakespeare.
  • Praised as Britain's best arts presenter with his razor sharp scripts and distinctive style packed full of evocative detail.
  • Won record audiences of 4.4 million for A History of Britain which went on to become a best-selling documentary series on DVD

Speaking Style

Gripping and punchy he combines his expertise with a personal passion for his subject – enthralling his audiences with the power of his words

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Simon Schama‘s Topics

International Affairs

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Looking to the past to find lessons for tomorrow

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Religion in Politics

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History of Britain

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