The 2020 Festival was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but here is a list of the speakers we had lined up:
Simon Bainbridge: ‘His Great Idol’: William Wordsworth & John Milton
David Crystal: Let’s Talk about Conversation
John Dickie: Italy’s Mafias: How did they evolve? How powerful are they today?
Dr Helen Fry: Latimer House during World War II
Geoffrey Gudgion: BOOK LAUNCH: Draca
Linda Hart: Dorothy Parker: Men, Misery & Mirth
Lester Hillman: Three Cheers for the Regent’s Canal!
Paul Kent: P G Wodehouse: The Comedy that is Tragedy
Andrew Lownie: The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves
Dame Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fashion
Jane Robinson: Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: The Adventures of Women Pioneers in the Traditional Professions
Dr David Starkey: Six Wives:The Queens of Henry VIII.
Ryan Thwaites: Vaccines: What are they and how do they work?
Martyn Whittock: ‘Mayflower Lives’: The People behind the Legend
Chloe Wong: Florence Nightingale: Her Life & Legacy
Nicholas Foxton: A Writing Life
Denise Beddows, Tony Kent & John Marley: Crime Pays Discussion Panel