HistFest 2021

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Celebrate the brightest and the best in the world of history.

HistFest is a dynamic history festival that celebrates the brightest and the best in the world of history.

Speakers include Sathnam Sanghera, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb, Shrabani Basu, Professor Michael Wood, Juliet Gilkes Romero, Dr Janina Ramirez and many more. Join us for an exciting weekend of talks, discussions, laughter, and learning. You can get a Weekend Pass, a Day Pass or book individual sessions.

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Series events

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HistQuiz

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HistFest Weekend Pass

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HistFest Saturday Pass

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HistFest Sunday Pass

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Composite of a self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi and images of Dr Bendor Grosvenor, Dr Catherine Fletcher, and Ferren Gipson.
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Artemisia: Mistress of Blood

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Map of the British Empire, with Nesrine Malik and Sathnam Sanghera.
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Empireland: Nesrine Malik in Conversation with Sathnam Sanghera

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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
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Voices from the Archives: The Secret Lives of Sixteenth-Century Women

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A print of a long row of 19th-century back-to-back housing with a steam train crossing a bridge in the background.
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The Real World of Arthur Conan Doyle

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Composite of a portrait of Lord Byron with photos of Greg Jenner, Professor Kate Williams, and Emily Brand.
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The House of Byron: Scandal, Fall and the Rise to Celebrity

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Composite of Michael Wood and a page from a medieval illuminated manuscript.
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Æthelflæd: Lady of the Mercians

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Composite of an illustration of Lady Macbeth, Adjoa Andoh, Dr Andy Kesson, Dr Vanessa Lim and Dr Wanda Wyporska.
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Shakespeare's Sisters

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