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

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


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

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


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

Ken Follett

Dr David Starkey

Allan Mallinson

Elizabeth Proudman

Sue Smithson

Denis Moriarty

Colin Oakes

Gabriel Woolf

Gareth Cadwallader


Susan Cohen

Rosemary Cook

Jennian Geddes

Christine Hallett

David Keen

Antony Marr

In Voice and Verse

Lance Pierson Trio

Sarah Franklin

Lisa Goldman

David Taylor

Victorian Literature

Dr. Tony Williams

“From Borrioboola-gha to Shepherds Bush: Dickens and Philanthropy”

Michael Slater, Lucinda Hawksley, Dr. Tony Williams

Panel discussion "Dickens at 200"

Matt Rogan

“Britain and the Olympic Games”

Frances Wilson

“How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay”

Jonathan Rush

"My Persian Girl" and D J Kelly

"A Wistful Eye - The Tragedy of a Titanic Shipwright"  – Self-publishing: talks and discussion

Pamela Neville-Sington

"The World is All Before Us: Robert Browning's Life And Poetry"

Ben Hatch

“Are We Nearly There Yet?”

Sandra Smith

Creative Writing Workshop

Kate Summerscale

"Mrs Robinson's Disgrace"

Adrian Vaughan

“Isambard Kingdom Brunel”

Kate Colquhoun

"The First Railway Murder and its Effect on Victorian Life"

Robert Hardman

"Our Queen"

Gerald Dickens

The Republic of My Imagination