Welcome to our literary salon, where we ask a leading member of the profession about their life in the subject and the subject in their life, exploring their career, work, ideas and thoughts for the future in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Bart van Es works on Renaissance drama by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and on ideas of history in the Renaissance and teaches at the University of Oxford. He is also the author of a prize-winning non-fiction book, The Cut Out Girl (2018), which explores his own family history and the concealment of a Jewish girl during the occupation of Holland. He will be interviewed by Tim Robertson, Chief Executive of The Anne Frank Trust UK and formerly Director of the Royal Society of Literature.