Welcome to Warwick Words History Festival
Welcome to Warwick Words History Festival 2022, as we celebrate our twentieth anniversary year.
Our Festival began in October 2002 as the Warwick Literary Weekend, founded by Richard Phillips. Richard has recently stepped down from our committee, but we are very pleased that he has agreed to become Patron of the Festival - and will be joining us for a Festival event tracing the history and development of Festivals in Warwick.
For our 2022 History Festival, we have a wide-ranging programme of events for you to enjoy. We are joined this year by many returning guest speakers, including Tracy Borman, Max Hastings, Dan Jones, Adam Rutherford, Charles Spencer and Alison Weir – and some faces new to Warwick, such as Nathen Amin, Anna Keay, Joanne Paul, Helen Rappaport and Emma J Wells – for events spanning 1,000 years of history: from the origins of the British monarchy to the present conflict in Ukraine. The programme includes our popular Tea Time Talks, in association with the University of Warwick, a Study Day and In and Around Warwick events.
In this anniversary year, we are delighted to announce that Warwick Words has been chosen by Warwick District Council as one of its four Creative Partners, and that we have also developed a new collaboration with the UK's largest dedicated history publisher, The History Press. We very much look forward to working with the Council and The History Press to boost and expand our future Festivals.
Finally, please note that with the Lord Leycester Hospital currently closed for restoration, our main venue this year is Castle Hill Baptist Church. Our thanks to everyone there for welcoming us so warmly.
Tickets for all events are now on sale either online or by telephoning the Box Office 01926 33 44 18, or in person at Leamington Spa and Warwick Visitor Information Centres.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in October.
Warwick Words Festival Committee
Warwick Words History Festival
3 – 9 October 2022