The British Museum Membercast: a night at the Museum
6 July 2017

We invited Iszi Lawrence, comedian and Membercast presenter, to join our guests at a Young Friends’ sleepover and record her experience of spending a night at the Museum.

Membercast: The Holy Roman Empire
28 June 2017

Professor Peter H Wilson invites Iszi Lawrence to All Souls College, Oxford, for episode 7 of Membercast.

The Scythians: an audio introduction
21 June 2017

We’re assuming you probably don’t know very much about the Scythians. But that’s OK! Ahead of our major exhibition opening on 14 September 2017, Exhibition Curator St John Simpson has created a handy beginner’s guide to these nomadic warriors, who galloped into the pages of history…

The British Museum Membercast: Friends, Romans, countrymen?
31 May 2017

Julia Farley, Curator of British and European Iron Age Collections, joins Iszi Lawrence to examine the early years of the Roman conquest, when allegiances were shifting rapidly. Highlighting extraordinary objects and fascinating characters, Julia and Iszi’s discussion brings the period to life.


The British Museum Membercast: Capability Brown
26 April 2017

Richard Wheeler, National Specialist in Garden History for The National Trust, discusses English landscape designer Capability Brown with Iszi Lawrence. 

The British Museum podcast: The purrrplexing story of the British Museum cats
12 April 2017

There are plenty of cats depicted in Museum objects, but did you know that real cats used to live at the Museum? Digital Creative Producer Nick Harris takes us through his podcast on this surprising aspect of the Museum’s history.

The British Museum Membercast: Footprints in time
28 March 2017

Curator Nick Ashton discusses the earliest human occupation of Britain with Iszi Lawrence.

The British Museum Membercast: Joan of Arc
21 February 2017

Historian and author of She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth Helen Castor joins Iszi Lawrence in a discussion on the ‘most famous French teenager in history’ (according to Iszi).

The British Museum Membercast: Brains, objects and deep history
24 January 2017

What makes us human? Iszi Lawrence, host of the British Museum Membercast, thinks it’s the wearing of socks but fortunately she’s keeping an open mind on the subject. In the second episode of the Membercast, Iszi meets Clive Gamble, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton, to unpick this question.

The British Museum Membercast: South Africa
14 December 2016

Welcome to the very first Membercast from the British Museum. The Membercast is a monthly series that lets you enjoy snippets from the exclusive Members’ lectures here at the Museum. It’s presented by comedian, podcaster and BM super-fan Iszi Lawrence. 

The British Museum podcast: The Walls of Jericho
13 December 2016

Listen to the story of how the Jericho Skull was discovered.

The British Museum podcast: The Suicide Exhibition
23 August 2016

Nick Harris, Digital Creative Producer chats with Curator of Modern Money, Tom Hockenhull, and Museum Historian, Marjorie Caygill, about how the Museum dealt with the threat from German bombers during the Blitz.