About our guest speaker
Professor Kate Williams is an author, academic and broadcaster on history, the arts and current affairs. She has written five works of history and four novels on subjects from Josephine to the Queen. Her most recent books are Rival Queens on Mary Queen of Scots and House of Shadows on the life of a German family in Britain in the 1930s. She consults on film drama as a historical consultant and has presented various shows from Restoration Home to The Stuarts and has appeared on everything from Newsnight to the Great British Bake Off.