Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman is one of Europe’s most prominent young historians. His previous book, Utopia for Realists was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been translated from the Dutch into more than thirty languages.

Bregman has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize for his work at De Correspondent, and his writing has also featured in the Washington Post and the Guardian. His TED talk, ‘Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash’, has been viewed more than three million times.

In 2019, Bregman went viral after calling out tax-shy billionaires at the World Economic Forum in
Davos and then again when he confronted Fox News host Tucker Carlson. These videos have been viewed over twenty-four-million times. He was recently ranked number ten in the Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers of 2020.


Rutger Bregman - Humankind: A Hopeful History | 5x15

Ruby Wax, Rutger Bregman, Inua Ellams, Alex Ross, Charlie Gilmour | 5x15

Past Events

Online, Via Zoom
Event Featuring

As the nights draw in, join 5x15 in October for an evening of epic musical history, a new look at human nature, heartfelt personal stories and – above all – hope.