Our virtual events - at your leisure

We have been inviting authors, journalists, gallery curators, CEOs, charities and luxury brands to talk to us on topics from cricket to climate change, in a series of fascinating online discussions.

Below are recordings of the events that have taken place with new recordings added regularly. We do hope you enjoy viewing these. 

Andy Warhol – A private virtual tour of the blockbuster 2020 exhibition

A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar. This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Join us Rathbones for a private virtual tour of the works of Andy Warhol on display through 2020.


Authors XI – Writing books and playing cricket since 1891  

The Authors XI is one of the world’s oldest wandering cricket teams with PG Wodehouse and Arthur Conan Doyle in the original line-up. The team was revived in 2012 and since then have played against the Rajasthan Royals XI at the Jaipur Literary Festival, the Vatican and the national teams of Iceland and Japan. Join Sebastian Faulks, Tom Holland and Jon Hotten talking about their passion for playing cricket and their love of literature. 


How to become a charity trustee 

Did you know?

  • There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK
  • Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skill sets
  • Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job
  • The level of time commitment is modest (30 hours a year)
  • Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them
  • 96% of trustees said they had learned new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier.

Listen to Leon Ward from Getting on Board as he talks through how you can take your first steps in becoming a charity trustee, how it can enrich your life and the skills it can provide.


Fortnum and Mason

Join Ewan Venters CEO of Fortnum and Mason as he discusses Fortnum and Masons place in today’s retail environment and the importance of sustainability and social responsibility in today’s world and how Fortnum and Mason are working with both their suppliers, staff and customers to start a conversation. 


Photographer Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

Don McCullin is one of our greatest living photographers. Listen to Tamar Hemmes, curator of Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool, sharing details of McCullin’s 60-year career as a photographer. From his striking images of conflict, to depictions of poverty and working class life in Britain during the 60s and 70s. Hear how the exhibition came together, and the stories behind some of the 230 images on display, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom.

Please note that some viewers may find the content of this film hard to watch. 


Dystopian fiction

Listen to best-selling authors Kamila Shamsie and John Lanchester discuss writing dystopian fiction. BBC news and former arts correspondent Razia Iqbal hosted this fascinating event, talking to John and Kamila on how COVID-19 might change the narrative of future novels and how their work reflects the society we live in today.


Carols in the City at home

We were delighted to sponsor ‘Carols in the City at home’, the first virtual carol concert for Marie Curie hospice care. Listen to readings from stars of stage and screen Rosamund Pike, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville and Pippa Bennett Warner along with host Jim Carter OBE in a joyful celebration of Christmas. Asima Qayyum, a mentee of former Rathbones Folio Prize judge and author Kate Clanchy, also wrote and performed a poem especially for the event.