Tom Holland is a British historian and author of several popular historic bestsellers about the antiquity and medieval history. He received several considerable prizes for his books Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic (2003), Persian Fire (2005) and In the Shadow of the Sword (2012). Holland presents the popular BBC radio4-program Making history and has created several television documentaries about very diverse subjects: from religion to dinosaurs. He made a serious but controversial documentary this year about the roots of IS where he had to take great risks by filming on IS territory.
With his very rich historic and religious knowledge, Tom Holland will share his unique look on the psalms with the audience and connect them in an inimitable way with 21st-century present-day societal issues.