Tented Talks Programme

Monday 20th – Sunday 26th June 2022 | Various Prices

Our 2022 lineup of debates, discussions, lectures and seminars from leading thinkers and speakers

Over 150 fascinating talks for 2022 including Antarctica: Finding the Endurance; The life of Queen Elizabeth II; The Wartime Diaries of Churchill’s Youngest Daughter; Tutankhamun’s Trumpet; and a History of Football – there really is something for everyone.

The full lineup of talks and speakers will be released soon.

Monday 20th June

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3.45-4.451. The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room
REDISCOVERING WOMEN IN HISTORY
Philippa Gregory & Alison Weir
2. FOSSIL HUNTING ON THE JURASSIC COAST
Steve Etches
3. EMPIRES OF THE NORMANS: CONQUERORS OF EUROPE Levi Roach 4.RE-ENACTMENT OF THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR
Tristan Hughes & History Hit
5.30-6.30 5. BRITAIN AND THE WORLD OF DIPLOMACY
Peter Westmacott
6. THE TUDORS IN LOVE: THE COURTLY CODE BEHIND THE LAST MEDIEVAL DYNASTY
Sarah Gristwood
7. WOLFBANE
Michelle Paver
8. POWER AND PRIVILEGE: A RECENT HISTORY
Richard Beard & Simon Kuper
7.30-8.309. THE HAPPY TRAITOR: SPIES, LIES & EXILE IN RUSSIA EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF GEORGE BLAKE
Simon Kuper
10. LIFE AFTER GRAVITY: ISAAC NEWTON’S LONDON CAREER
Patricia Fara
11. HOW TENNIS INVENTED EVERYTHING
Christian Howgill
12. TUTANKHAMUN’S TRUMPET: THE STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT IN 100 OBJECTS
Toby Wilkinson with Tristan Hughes
9.00-10.0013. THE FAIRY TELLERS: A JOURNEY INTO THE SECRET HISTORY OF FAIRY TALES
Nick Jubber

Tuesday 21st June

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14. CROWN AND SCEPTRE: A NEW HISTORY OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO ELIZABETH II
Tracy Borman
3.45-4.4515. SHACKLETON’S ENDURANCE: AN ANTARCTIC SURVIVAL STORY
Joanna Grochowicz
18. GEORGE III: THE LIFE AND REIGN OF BRITAIN’S MOST MISUNDERSTOOD MONARCH
Andrew Roberts
5.30-6.3019. THE SHORTEST HISTORY OF GREECE
James Heneage
22. BROTHERS IN ARMS: ONE LEGENDARY TANK REGIMENT’S BLOODY WAR D-DAY TO VE DAY
James Holland
7.30-8.3023. FREE: COMING OF AGE AT THE END OF HISTORY – GROWING UP IN COMMUNIST ALBANIA
Lea Ypi

Wednesday 22nd June

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27. SAS VETERAN JACK MANN
Jack Mann with Paul Beaver

10.30-11.30

28. THE RISE OF EMPIRE
Saul David
29. SOLDIERS: GREAT STORIES OF WAR & PEACE
Max Hastings

12.00-1.0030. THE HABSBURGS: THE RISE AND FALL OF A WORLD POWER
Martyn Rady
33. THE PATHFINDERS: THE ELITE RAF FORCE THAT TURNED THE TIDE OF WWII
Will Iredale & Paul Beaver

2.00-3.0034. GEORGE V: NEVER A DULL MOMENT
Jane Ridley
37. JANE AUSTEN AND HER WORLD
Gill Hornby & Robert Morrison
3.45-4.4538. HORDE: HOW THE MONGOLS CHANGED THE WORLD
Marie Favereau
41. IN SEARCH OF THE DARK AGES: A HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF BRITAIN
Michael Wood
5.30-6.3042. NOT FAR FROM BRIDESHEAD: OXFORD BETWEEN THE WARS
Daisy Dunn
45. PRETORIA BOY: THE STORY OF SOUTH AFRICA’S ‘PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE’
Peter Hain
7.30-8.3046. SBS: SILENT WARRIORS – THE WARTIME HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE
Saul David

Thursday 23rd June

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50. SECOND WORLD WAR DAY < 9.30-4.45 > 10.30-11.3051. TBC
SECOND WORLD WAR DAY (contd)12.00-1.0052. ARMY GIRLS: FORMER WWII FANY
Joyce Wilding with Tessa Dunlop
55. A WAR OF EMPIRES: JAPAN, INDIA, BURMA AND BRITAIN, 1941 – 45
Rob Lyman
2.00-3.0056. THE MAKING OF OLIVER CROMWELL
Ron Hutton
59. 1945: VICTORY IN THE WEST
Peter Caddick-Adams
3.45-4.4560. TBC
63. ARE WE ALL MAD? THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN MIND, ITS BRILLIANCE, AND ITS FRAILTIES
Sebastian Faulks & Brett Kahr
5.30-6.3064. RESISTANCE: THE UNDERGROUND WAR IN EUROPE 1939 – 1945
Halik Kochanski
67. RIDDLE, MYSTERY, AND ENIGMA: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF BRITSH-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
David Owen with Peter Caddick-Adams
7.30-8.30CONSTABLE: A PORTRAIT
James Hamilton

Friday 24th June

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72. THE WAR OF NERVES: INSIDE THE COLD WAR MIND
Martin Sixsmith
10.30-11.3073. THE TICKET COLLECTOR OF BELARUS
Mike Anderson & Neil Hanson
76. THIS BOY & THE GIFT OF A RADIO: GROWING UP IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES
Alan Johnson & Justin Webb
12.00-1.0077. THE LAST EMPEROR OF MEXICO: A DISASTER IN THE NEW WORLD
Edward Shawcross
80. THE AMERICAS: THE COLONIES, THE REVOLUTION -ARY WAR & INDEPENDENCE, 1749-1783
David Reynolds
2.00-3.0081. NATIONAL TREASURES: SAVING THE NATION’S ART IN WORLD WAR II
Caroline Shenton
84. WINSTON CHURCHILL IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA
Piers Brendon
3.45-4.4585. WATERLOO AND THE TREATY OF VIENNA
Adam Zamoyski
88. THE HONG KONG DIARIES
Chris Patten
5.30-6.3089. ART OF THE EXTREME 1905-1914
Philip Hook
92. HISTRIONICS QUIZ SHOW
Ian Hislop, Dan Snow, Charlie Higson
7.30-8.3093. EUROPE’S 100 BEST CATHEDRALS
Simon Jenkins

Saturday 25th June

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72. THE WAR OF NERVES: INSIDE THE COLD WAR MIND
Martin Sixsmith
10.30-11.3073. THE TICKET COLLECTOR OF BELARUS
Mike Anderson & Neil Hanson
76. THIS BOY & THE GIFT OF A RADIO: GROWING UP IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES
Alan Johnson & Justin Webb
12.00-1.0077. THE LAST EMPEROR OF MEXICO: A DISASTER IN THE NEW WORLD
Edward Shawcross
80. THE AMERICAS: THE COLONIES, THE REVOLUTION -ARY WAR & INDEPENDENCE, 1749-1783
David Reynolds
2.00-3.0081. NATIONAL TREASURES: SAVING THE NATION’S ART IN WORLD WAR II
Caroline Shenton
84. WINSTON CHURCHILL IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA
Piers Brendon
3.45-4.4585. WATERLOO AND THE TREATY OF VIENNA
Adam Zamoyski
88. THE HONG KONG DIARIES
Chris Patten
5.30-6.3089. ART OF THE EXTREME 1905-1914
Philip Hook
92. HISTRIONICS QUIZ SHOW
Ian Hislop, Dan Snow, Charlie Higson
7.30-8.3093. EUROPE’S 100 BEST CATHEDRALS
Simon Jenkins

Sunday 26th June

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72. THE WAR OF NERVES: INSIDE THE COLD WAR MIND
Martin Sixsmith
10.30-11.3073. THE TICKET COLLECTOR OF BELARUS
Mike Anderson & Neil Hanson
76. THIS BOY & THE GIFT OF A RADIO: GROWING UP IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES
Alan Johnson & Justin Webb
12.00-1.0077. THE LAST EMPEROR OF MEXICO: A DISASTER IN THE NEW WORLD
Edward Shawcross
80. THE AMERICAS: THE COLONIES, THE REVOLUTION -ARY WAR & INDEPENDENCE, 1749-1783
David Reynolds
2.00-3.0081. NATIONAL TREASURES: SAVING THE NATION’S ART IN WORLD WAR II
Caroline Shenton
84. WINSTON CHURCHILL IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA
Piers Brendon
3.45-4.4585. WATERLOO AND THE TREATY OF VIENNA
Adam Zamoyski
88. THE HONG KONG DIARIES
Chris Patten
5.30-6.3089. ART OF THE EXTREME 1905-1914
Philip Hook
92. HISTRIONICS QUIZ SHOW
Ian Hislop, Dan Snow, Charlie Higson
7.30-8.3093. EUROPE’S 100 BEST CATHEDRALS
Simon Jenkins