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Monday 27 September 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Study Day

Study Day

Join local historians, Aaron Manning and Adam Busiakiewicz, and special guest Melissa Perry... Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

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Friday 1 October 2021

Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland’s latest book, Wicked, Wilful and Unconventional Women, considers the history Read More
Alison Weir

Alison Weir

Join Alison Weir as she recounts the extraordinary story of a woman Read More
Nicola Tallis

Nicola Tallis

In this dramatic re-telling of an often-misread tale, historian and researcher Nicola Tallis explores Read More
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Saturday 2 October 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland

Join professional Blue Badge Guide Graham Sutherland for a gently-paced guided walk around Warwick Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

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Sunday 3 October 2021

Festival Service

Festival Service

Our service takes place in the historic setting of St Mary’s Church, Read More
Nigel Bishop

Nigel Bishop

The Story of Jephson Gardens Sunday 3 OctoberCouncil ChamberThe Town Hall, Leamington Read More
Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Alexander Smith is an Australian-born writer and sociologist at Warwick University. His Read More
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Monday 4 October 2021

Master and Brethren

Master and Brethren

Join Master Heidi Meyer, Angela Nicholls, Georgia Wilkes and Marianne Pitts as they share new research shedding light Read More
Karen Parker

Karen Parker

Join Karen Parker, author of Sir Terry Frost R.A. (1915-2003) A Leamington Read More
Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman

Festival favourite Tracy Borman returns to talk about her new work, The Fallen Angel, the final Read More
Ben Collins

Ben Collins

Join best-selling author, racer and stunt driver, Ben Collins – the man who was The Stig – as Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Max Hastings

Max Hastings

We are delighted that Max Hastings joins us to talk about his latest book, Operation Read More
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Tuesday 5 October 2021

Rachel Trethewey

Rachel Trethewey

Accomplished biographer Rachel Trethewey draws on unpublished family letters from the Churchill archives to Read More
Alexander Larman

Alexander Larman

Join Alexander Larman for a dramatic account of the countdown to the crisis. Read More
Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Join experts from the Warwick Castle History Team as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Simon Thurley

Simon Thurley

Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive of English Heritage, shows us the places where Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Emma Bromley

Emma Bromley

Join local historian, Emma Bromley, as she talks about her research into the Black Book Read More
Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Join historian Lauren Johnson as she explores this Tudor sexual minefield. Read More
Anne Langley and Bridget Winn

Anne Langley and Bridget Winn

Join local historians, Anne Langley and Bridget Winn. Read More
Fatima Manji

Fatima Manji

Channel 4 News reporter and broadcaster Fatima Manji explores British history and Read More
Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft takes a radically different approach to other hagiographies of Churchill. Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

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Thursday 7 October 2021

British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum

Join Cameron Slater and Graham Robson as they explore the impact the car made, not just Read More
Rick Thompson

Rick Thompson

When journalist and lifelong-birdwatcher Rick Thompson moved from the countryside into the centre of Read More
Elisabeth Basford - CANCELLED

Elisabeth Basford - CANCELLED

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to illness. Read More
Ghee Bowman

Ghee Bowman

Join Ghee Bowman as he reveals in full, for the first time, the astonishing Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Sarah Gristwood

Sarah Gristwood

Not so. In this ground-breaking history, Sarah Gristwood reveals the way courtly Read More
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Friday 8 October 2021

Trevor Langley

Trevor Langley

Local history enthusiast, Trevor Langley, unearths the story of the Puckerings and their Read More
Loyd Grossman

Loyd Grossman

Journalist, TV presenter and food-brand creator Loyd Grossman’s latest book draws on a lifelong Read More
Harry Venning

Harry Venning

In this talk, Harry will trace the history of the cartoon from Read More
John Dickie

John Dickie

Join John Dickie as he shares his surprising and enthralling exploration of a movement Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Marc Morris

Marc Morris

A definitive, ground-breaking history of the Anglo-Saxons by national bestselling author and Read More
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Saturday 9 October 2021

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Join Matt Halford, who is responsible for the upkeep of the Castle and its Read More
Eleri Lynn

Eleri Lynn

Join Eleri Lynn as she tells the story of textiles during the long Tudor Read More
Paula Fletcher

Paula Fletcher

A 90-minute walking tour with Historic Warwick Walks tour guide Paula Fletcher, exploring the history of Read More
Cathryn Enis

Cathryn Enis

This new book by Glyn Parry and Cathryn Enis aims to make people think differently about Read More
Suzannah Lipscomb and Helen Carr

Suzannah Lipscomb and Helen Carr

Join the collection editors, Suzannah Lipscomb and Helen Carr, as they discuss ... Read More
Anne Gerritsen and Julie Finch

Anne Gerritsen and Julie Finch

Compton Verney Museum Director, Julie Finch and Professor Anne Gerritsen of Warwick University, will combine a Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Greg Jenner

Greg Jenner

Join historian Greg Jenner, who uses pop culture to communicate history. Greg has Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

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Sunday 10 October 2021

Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey is co-founder and creative director at RiVR, a virtual reality Read More
Helen Carr

Helen Carr

Historian, writer and TV producer Helen Carr examines the life of this Read More
Memorial Musical Tea

Memorial Musical Tea

Unlocking Warwick celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Warwick Memorial.  Read More
Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith

This presentation by Lesley Smith gives you a chance to meet the tragic queen Read More
Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Warwick Words History Festival 2021

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

We are delighted that award-winning historian Dan Jones returns to Warwick to talk about his Read More
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Tea Time Talks

Susan Carruthers

Susan Carruthers

Professor Susan Carruthers is doing just that. In Read More
Martha McGill

Martha McGill

Each story will be performed through Read More
Bubble Fever

Bubble Fever

A rehearsed reading of a new Read More
Anne Gerritsen & Julie Finch

Anne Gerritsen & Julie Finch

Compton Verney Museum Director, Julie Finch and Professor Anne Read More
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History Festival at a Glance