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The programme for the 2017 Silver Anniversary Festival is now complete and we are looking forward to a very special pre-Festival launch when we get off to a glittering start: at 7pm on Friday 29 September Simon Jenkins will be discussing the finest cathedrals in the country – in the finest of them all! We have a huge […]

With the 2016 Festival beginning next month, now is a good time to look back at the impact many of our speakers have been making over the past few months: Arkady Ostrovsky won the Orwell Prize. Tom Holland has been presenting Making History on BBC Radio 4 Alexandra Harris’s Weatherland was serialised on BBC Radio […]

Plans are well under way for a bumper Festival this autumn to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. We are delighted to show off our new website in World Book Week, a week when our invaluable education projects get a prominent airing! The Education Committee is proud to announce the events arranged for the week and funded […]

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