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History Festival at a Glance

Sunday 2 October 2022

Festival Service

Festival Service

Our service takes place in the historic setting of St Mary’s Church, … Read More
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Monday 3 October 2022

Aaron Manning

Aaron Manning

Told from a local perspective, local historian Aaron Manning recounts the story Read More
Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport

This wonderful, illustrated talk sees acclaimed writer Helen Rappaport describe her extraordinary Read More
Hannah Rose Woods

Hannah Rose Woods

Cultural historian Hannah Rose Woods takes us on an eye-opening tour through Read More
Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

The History Team of Warwick Castle will be delving into the stories Read More
Warwick Words History Festival

Warwick Words History Festival

Max Hastings

Max Hastings

Using eye-witness interviews, archive documents, diaries, White House tape recordings and top-down Read More
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Tuesday 4 October 2022

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Tim considers the influences of six people who have left their mark Read More
Wizardry on Wheels

Wizardry on Wheels

Explores the background to the iconic Mini’s development, the challenges addressed, and Read More
Emma J Wells

Emma J Wells

A glorious, illustrated history of sixteen of the world's greatest cathedrals, interwoven Read More
Mary Wellesley

Mary Wellesley

Hidden Hands is the fascinating, lively and illuminating history of manuscripts in England. Read More
Warwick Words History Festival

Warwick Words History Festival

Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer returns to Warwick with his latest book, The White Ship. Read More
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Wednesday 5 October 2022

Trevor Langley

Trevor Langley

Meet 16th Century Master Thomas Oken, Warwick’s Most Famous Son, Silk Merchant, Read More
Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman considers the extraordinary survival of the British crown and some Read More
Rachel Trethewey

Rachel Trethewey

Drawing on unpublished family letters from the Churchill archives to bring Winston Read More
Jane Dismore

Jane Dismore

Join acclaimed biographer Jane Dismore as she tells the tumultuous story of Read More
Derek Taylor

Derek Taylor

Due to unforseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Daniel Smith and Simon Danczuk

Daniel Smith and Simon Danczuk

The story of Dolphin Square and its people, an ever-evolving cast of Read More
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Thursday 6 October 2022

Norman Hyde

Norman Hyde

The definitive history of the Leamington Tennis Court Club, right back to Read More
Joanne Paul

Joanne Paul

Joanne Paul tells the story of England's Borgias, a noble house competing Read More
Anna Keay

Anna Keay

Anna Keay brings to vivid life the most extraordinary and experimental decade Read More
Nicholas Jubber

Nicholas Jubber

Award-winning author Nicholas Jubber unearths the lives of the dreamers who made Read More
Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford

Acclaimed geneticist, and presenter of Radio 4’s Inside Science tells the story Read More
Poacher’s Pocket

Poacher’s Pocket

Come along and enjoy an evening of history through song – just sit Read More
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Friday 7 October 2022

Nathen Amin

Nathen Amin

In an enthralling talk bestselling Tudor historian Nathen Amin looks at the Read More
Victoria Shepherd

Victoria Shepherd

Based on the BBC Radio 4 series of the same name, Victoria Read More
Marc Allum

Marc Allum

Marc will look at its legacy and its effect on post-war Britain Read More
Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland

Join professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide Graham Sutherland on a twilight walk Read More
Jessie Childs and Lindsey Fitzharris

Jessie Childs and Lindsey Fitzharris

Join prize-winning historians Lindsey Fitzharris and Jessie Childs as they introduce their Read More
with Marcus Berkmann

with Marcus Berkmann

Join quizmaster Marcus Berkmann for our popular prize-packed pub quiz with a Read More
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Saturday 8 October 2022

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Join Matt Halford, who is responsible for the upkeep of the Castle Read More
Marcus Berkmann

Marcus Berkmann

Join Marcus Berkmann in a wildly entertaining ride through the galloping absurdities Read More
Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips traces the history of festivals in Warwick from the time Read More
Estelle Paranque

Estelle Paranque

Drawing on their letters and brand new research, Estelle Paranque writes an Read More
Warwick Words History Festival

Warwick Words History Festival

County Record Office

County Record Office

View some of the important historic documents purchased by the Friends of Read More
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Christoph Mick and Claire Shaw

Discussing the ways in which history has been used to frame both Read More
Anne Fletcher

Anne Fletcher

Join Anne Fletcher as she tells the story of imperialistic dreams, misogyny, Read More
John Woolf

John Woolf

A landmark work of revisionist history exploring and celebrating the lives of Read More
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Sunday 9 October 2022

Adam Busiakiewicz

Adam Busiakiewicz

This illustrated lecture by Adam Busiakiewicz, will examine new archival research and Read More
Unlocking Warwick

Unlocking Warwick

A dramatic reconstruction of the bankruptcy hearing and court case following the Read More
Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith will transport you back to the time of Drake, Raleigh, Read More
Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Best-selling historian Dan Jones returns to Warwick to talk about his historical Read More
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Tuesday 11 October 2022

Study Day

Study Day

This Study Day, led by Church Historian, Tim Clark, is a chance Read More
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Alison Weir

Alison Weir

Be enthralled by the story of Elizabeth’s tumultuous life, as told by Read More
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Tea Time Talks

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Christoph Mick and Claire Shaw

Discuss the ways in which history has been used to Read More
Tea Time Talk: Zoe Strimpel

Tea Time Talk: Zoe Strimpel

Focusing on subjective accounts of relationship failure or strain, and Read More
Tea Time Talk: David Fletcher

Tea Time Talk: David Fletcher

David Fletcher’s new play was written for the centenary of Read More
Tea Time Talk: Mark Philp

Tea Time Talk: Mark Philp

The Politics of Touch in the late 18th Century Read More
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History Festival at a Glance