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2012 Speakers

2012 FESTIVAL – PROGRAMME  To see Speaker and Programme details, click Here. Tuesday 8th May Readings from Dickens. Wednesday 9th May David Taylor – Victorian Literature Dr. Tony Williams – “From Borrioboola-gha to Shepherds Bush: Dickens and Philanthropy”  Friday 11th May Michael Slater, Lucinda Hawksley, Dr. Tony Williams – Panel discussion "Dickens at 200" Saturday 12th May Matt Rogan – “Britain and the Olympic Games”  Frances Wilson – “How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay”  Monday 14th May Jonathan Rush – "My Persian Girl" and D J Kelly – "A Wistful Eye - The Tragedy of a Titanic Shipwright"  – Self-publishing: talks and discussion Pamela...

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2014 Speakers

Ken Follett Dr David Starkey Allan Mallinson Elizabeth Proudman Sue Smithson Denis Moriarty Colin Oakes Gabriel Woolf Gareth Cadwallader LiTTle MACHiNe Susan Cohen Rosemary Cook Jennian Geddes Christine Hallett David Keen Antony Marr In Voice and Verse Lance Pierson Trio Sarah Franklin Lisa Goldman

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2016 Speakers

Dr Sarah Rutherford Claire de Carle Kate Wild Linda Hart Gabriel Woolf Sherard Cowper-Coles Salley Vickers Wendy Cope Vernon Bogdanor Denise Beddows Catriona Troth Margaret Whittock Anna Jacobs Lord Winston Ffion Hague Peter Moore Richard Maguire Writers' Cafe Nik Powell Words & Music

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2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers

Andrew Lownie Katie Hickman Graham Twemlow Christine Walkden Margaret Graham Carolyne Larrington Gavin Weightman Dan Cruickshank Sian Evans Christopher Andrew Milton's Cottage Event Jonathan Van Tam Sue Smithson Julian Hunt John Carey Claire Cock-Starkey Jeremy Black Little Machine Jane Robinson LITTLe MACHINe

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