Melvyn Bragg, presenter of In Our Time, talks about his novel, Love Without End, set in both medieval France and the present.
Marking the two anniversaries of John Maynard Keynes’ enormous contribution to world affairs, historian Margaret MacMillan delivers a specially commissioned talk.
Naomi Wolf, provocative author of The Beauty Myth, discusses issues of censorship in relation to the 1857 Obscene Publications Act.
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the fifth day of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Annabel Abbs’ novel Frieda focuses on the protagonist’s scandalous love affair which inspired D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Margaret Busby, Diana Evans and Bonnie Greer discuss writing by women of African descent which is energising the literary landscape.
Activist Caroline Criado Perez, who campaigned to insert Jane Austen’s image on the £10 note, reveals bias against women in data analyses.
Former Labour MP Chris Mullin’s A Very British Coup foretold subsequent political upheavals. Does his new novel, The Friends of Harry Perkins, have predictive qualities?
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the sixth day of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Antony Beevor and Antonia Fraser, historical writing luminaries, in conversation about their craft.
Monica Bohm-Duchen, Esther Freud and Norman Rosenthal consider the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.
Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, on the dilemmas posed by humans becoming as powerful as nature.
Historian Bettany Hughes celebrates Istanbul’s dramatic past and dynamic present.
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the beginning of the second week of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Historian Tim Bouverie, novelist Cressida Connolly and news presenter Jon Snow analyse conflicting forces in the lead up to WW2.
Legendary magazine editor and founder of the Women in the World summits Tina Brown discusses her irreverent Vanity Fair Diaries with Virginia Nicholson.
Tate director Maria Balshaw and Hazel Reeves, sculptor of Manchester’s Emmaline Pankhurst statue, in conversation.
Keynes Prize recipient Mary Robinson delivers a talk titled ‘The Challenge of Climate Justice’.
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the eighth day of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Rupert Thomson’s gripping story of female surrealists, lovers and resistance activists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, with art historian Frances Spalding.
Novelists Amy Sackville and Elizabeth Macneal explore the challenges of transforming real artists Diego Velazquez and Lizzie Siddal into fiction.
Posy Simmonds delivers an illustrated talk about her new book which features a mean-spirited Chelsea art dealer.
Adam Nicolson explores the period when young Wordsworth and Coleridge produced some of the most revered poetry in the English language.
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the penultimate day of the 2019 Charleston More