Buckingham History Festival 2019

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Sun 28 Apr 2019


The University of Buckingham
Hunter Street
Buckingham, MK18 1EG United Kingdom

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Buckingham History Festival
01280 827614

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The Buckingham History Festival presents Britain’s leading professional historians ­— fine communicators who are also great scholars, not simply writers about the past. It is for everyone with an intelligent interest in history and is staged in the beautiful market town of Buckingham, with Stowe House, one of England’s greatest historic houses, and its Classically-inspired gardens on its doorstep. It is entirely free of people in period costume, battle re-enactments, and Morris dancers. But it does offer great speakers, new historical discoveries, and exciting ideas.

Speakers: Clive Aslet, Tim Bouverie, Jessie Childs, Sir Paul Collier, Saul David, Ophelia Field, Martin Gayford, Simon Heffer, Tom Holland, Martin Kemp, Jeremy Musson, Jane Ridley, Michael Scott, Sir Roger Scruton, Sir Anthony Seldon, Lady Anne Somerset, David Starkey, Miles Taylor, Adrian Tinniswood and Marion Turner.


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Simon Heffer, The Age of Decadence

Sat 10am, Vinson Lecture Theatre

145 available

Saul David, Commandos and the Italian Campaign, 1943

Sat 10am, Radcliffe Centre

94 available

Sir Paul Collier, The Future of Capitalism

Sat 11.30am, Vinson Lecture Theatre

136 available

Michael Scott, Ancient Worlds

Sat 11.30am, Radcliffe Centre

80 available

Martin Gayford, Modernists and Mavericks

Sat 2pm, Vinson Lecture Theatre

158 available

Miles Taylor, The Empress and the Raj

Sat 2pm, Radcliffe Centre

89 available

Sir Anthony Seldon, The Prime Ministers

Sat 3.30pm, Vinson Lecture Theatre

117 available

Ophelia Field, The Favourite

Sat 3.30pm, Radcliffe Centre

101 available

Martin Kemp, Living with Leonardo

Sat 5pm, Vinson Lecture Theatre

164 available

Jane Ridley, The Making of the Modern Monarchy

Sat 5pm, Radcliffe Centre

85 available

Marion Turner, Chaucer: a European Life

Sun 10am, Vinson Lecture Theatre

171 available

Sir Roger Scruton, The Ring of Truth

Sun 10am, Radcliffe Centre

97 available

David Starkey, Henry VIII and the First Brexit

Sun 11.30am, Vinson Lecture Theatre

105 available

Tim Bouverie, Appeasing Hitler

Sun 11.30am, Radcliffe Centre

95 available

Jeremy Musson, The Rise and Rise of the English Country House

Sun 2pm, Vinson Lecture Theatre

161 available

Jessie Childs, Treason and Faith in Elizabethan England

Sun 2pm, Radcliffe Centre

87 available

Clive Aslet, Empire and Idyll

Sun 3.30pm, Vinson Lecture Theatre

160 available

Anne Somerset, The Real Queen Anne

Sun 3.30pm, Radcliffe Centre

88 available

Adrian Tinniswood, Behind the Throne

Sun 5pm, Vinson Lecture Theatre

170 available

Tom Holland, An Atheist in a Foxhole

Sun 5pm, Radcliffe Centre

97 available