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2020 Festival

All photos by Jo Shepherd

2020 Speakers

EventSpeaker/sSubject
TalkIain DaleWhy Can't We All Just Get Along: Shout Less. Listen More.
DiscussionGina MillerRise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall and Leading the Way
TalkJeremy VineThe Diver and the Lover
TalkPaul LayProvidence Lost: The Rise & Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate
DiscussionJulia Samuel
In conversation with Viv Groskop
This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings
TalkSophy RobertsThe Lost Pianos of Siberia
DiscussionChris Atkins
In conversation with David Lister
A Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner
TalkMichael WoodThe Story of China: A Portrait Of A Civilisation And Its People
DiscussionAlice Vincent and Stephen Moss and Mya-Rose CraigA joint event with Somerset Wildlife Trust
Book Club EventMax PorterLanny
TalkElly GriffithsThe Postscript Murders
TalkTom BradbyDouble Agent
DiscussionOlivia Williams
In conversation with Mark McCrum
The Secret Life of the Savoy
TalkAdam KucharskiThe Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
DiscussionDavid Omand
In conversation with Lea Sellers
How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence
TalkMichael BondWayfinding: The Art and Science of How We Find and Lose Our Way
DiscussionPragya Agarwal
In conversation with Helen Taylor
SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias
TalkProfessor David NuttDrink? The New Science of Alcohol and Your Health
TalkHugo VickersCecil Beaton: The Authorised Biography
DiscussionMichael Eavis
In conversation with Chris Salmon
Glastonbury 50
TalkRobert WinderSoft Power: The New Great Game
TalkCharles SpencerThe White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream
TalkSimon ArmitageMagnetic Field: The Marsden Poems
DiscussionJanice Hadlow
In conversation with Helen Taylor
The Other Bennet Sister
TalkCarolyn SteelSitopia: How Food Can Save the World
TalkA.C. GraylingThe Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
DiscussionCharles Moore with Kate EhrmanMargaret Thatcher: A Whodunnit
DiscussionOlia Hercules
In conversation with Caroline Waldegrave
Summer Kitchens: Recipes and Reminiscences from Every Corner of Ukraine
TalkAlexander WatsonThe Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl
TalkHelen TaylorWhy Women Read Fiction
TalkHashi MohamedPeople Like Us: What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain
DiscussionRachel Clarke
In conversation with Julia Samuel
Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss
DiscussionRachel Johnson
In conversation with Julia Samuel
Rake's Progress: My Political Midlife Crisis