About Bloomsbury Institute

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About the Bloomsbury Institute

The Bloomsbury Institute hosts literary events for books lovers, academics and readers frequently in London and occasionally in Sydney.  Past events have featured William Boyd, Khaled Hosseini, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tom Kerridge and Margaret Atwood

With speakers drawn from the crème of Bloomsbury’s esteemed books in conversation with today’s top commentators and creatives, you’re invited to join us for a unique blend of talks, lectures and salon nights. Events are attended by an engaged audience of writers, readers, reviewers and journalists.

Ticket includes a complimentary drinks reception before our talks and the opportunity to meet like-minded readers in our historic Bedford Square premises. Our aim is to give book lovers the opportunity to hear from authors in a relaxed and intimate setting. 

Launched in 2012 in London, the Institute has hosted joint events with Book Aid, Granta, Intelligence Squared, The British Spanish Society, Womankind, Psychologies Magazine and Waterstones to great success, and we’re always open to new partnerships, so do get in touch if you’d like to know more. 

View upcoming events and add your email to our News & Offers guest list to receive invites, exclusives and catch up recordings. 

There’s an intimacy to The Bloomsbury Institute’s author events which, owing to their sheer popularity and the huge demand for tickets, is a beautiful and curious achievement. Cosmopolitan, relaxed, and served up with a snifter of complementary wine, these events are a serious contender for our favourite literary evening in London

Culture Whisper

Your book club is such a joy for me (and many others) – thank you for providing a lovely venue and opportunity to meet our favourite authors. It is one of the reasons I love living in London and probably will never leave...

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford” — Samuel Johnson

Jessica Hynes, Bloomsbury Book Club guest

'A belated thank you for the wonderful Liz Gilbert event!
What a super mix of Liz Gilbert warmth, intelligent questions and lovely venue. You people have the perfect formula for a very memorable evening (including generously stowing my suitcase in your office)! Thanks so much!'

Kathy Robinson, Bloomsbury Book Club guest

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Past guests

A.C. Grayling 
Abigail Rokison-Woodall
Adam Sisman
Adrian Lester 
Al Alvarez
Alex Heminsley
Alexei Sayle
Aminatta Forna
Andrea Stuart
Anita Bean
Anne Zouroundi
Barbara Brownie
Ben Macintyre
Bill Oddie
Carlos Acosta 
Carol J. Adams 
Charles Saumarez Smith
Claire McGowen
D.W. Wilson
Damian Barr
Edmund White
Eliza Robertson
Elizabeth Gilbert 
Emma John
Erwin James
Esther Freud
Gabrielle Walker
Geoffrey Colman
Germaine Greer
Gervais Williams 
Graeme Obree
Guy Standing
Hannah Rothschild
Harry Eyres
Howard Jaconson
James Runcie
Jane Rushbridge
Jenny Landreth 
Joh Lahr
Jon McGregor
Jon McGregor 
Jonathan Aitken 
Julia Hobsbawm 
Julie Corbin
Justin Cartwright 
Kamila Shamsie 
Karen Campbell 
Kate Colquhoun
Kate Summerscale
Khaled Hosseini 
Kwasi Kwarteng
Laurens de Groot
Lawrence Norfolk
Leo Hollis
Liars' League
Lolita Chakrabarti
Lucie Whitehouse 
Lucy Wood
Lucy Worsley
Lydia Edwards
Lynn Barber 
Margaret Atwood
Mark Haddon 
Meg Rosoff
Mia Freedman
Michael Frayn
Michael Hutchinson
Michele Roberts
Nadine Gordimer
Natasha Pulley 
Nick Lake 
Oliver Ford Davies
P.D. Smith 
Patricia Duncker
Patrick McGrath
Peter Frankopan
Philip Lymbery
Polly Samson
Priya Parmar
Raymond Blanc
Rob Doyle
Roshi Fernando 
Russell Norman
Sally Brampton
Sally Gardner
Samantha Shannon
Sara Pascoe
Sarah Crossan
Scott Jurek
Selina Hastings
Sheila Hancock
Simon Barnes
Simon Stephens
Stella Rimington
Stephen Kelman
Stephen Poliakoff
Suzanne Joinson
Tanya Landman
Tim Pears
Tom Campbell
Tom Kerridge 
Tom McLaughlin
Tom Wilkinson 
Vanessa Gebbie 
Vassos Alexander
Viv Groskop
Vivienne Rickman-Poole
Will Self
William Boyd
William Dalrymple 
Willy Russell

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Registered in England No. 01984336
Registered Office: 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP

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