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Birkbeck Inspires

Welcome to Birkbeck Inspires, our free online events, activities and resources programme, which has been designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds.

Please see the Birkbeck Inspires videos and podcasts below, covering a wide range of topical issues and academics’ research. Sign up for upcoming virtual events in the Get Inspired section, and visit the Resilience and Support section for practical advice and guidance on improving your wellbeing during the pandemic. Please keep an eye on this page as we will be adding more videos and events in the coming days and weeks.

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates on the series, including the timings for live events, and join in the conversation using #BirkbeckInspires. Keep up to date with the latest news from the College about our research, staff, student and alumni achievements.

Coronavirus updateWe are posting updates and information for applicants and students in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Read the College's latest updates on coronavirus.


Birkbeck's experts provide perspectives on a range of thought-provoking and topical issues, including COVID-19.


All events are free to attend and take place online. At the end of each event there is an opportunity for a question and answer session with the speaker(s).

More events coming soon


The College's community of academics, alumni and students provide practical advice, guidance and suggestions about how to help ourselves and each other, while social distancing.