History Weekend tickets now on sale

By Jon Bauckham, 2 May 2013 - 4:02pm

Packed with fascinating talks from leading historians, authors and broadcasters, find out how you can purchase tickets to the first ever History Weekend, hosted by BBC History Magazine

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Malmesbury Abbey is the final resting place of King Æthelstan. Don't miss Michael Wood and Sarah Foot's joint lecture, Æthelstan: King of England on the opening night of the festival.  

Tickets are now on sale for the first ever History Weekend festival, held in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October 2013.

Curated by the team behind BBC History Magazine, the event offers three days of lectures from some of the most exciting voices in the field of history today.

Speakers include Sir Max Hastings, Dominic Sandbrook and Alison Weir, as well as a whole host of other experts addressing topics ranging from 16th-century Timbuktu to the Battle of the Atlantic.

Taking place at Malmesbury Town Hall, the festival kicks off on Friday 25 October with an evening lecture from Michael Wood and Sarah Foot, who will stage a joint discussion on the life of Æthelstan, the first king of England.

With Æthelstan’s final resting place at Malmesbury Abbey located just a short walk from the venue, the hilltop town has plenty of historical attractions to offer festivalgoers. Situated on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, Malmesbury is regarded as oldest the borough in England, having been granted a charter by Alfred the Great in 880.

The Town Hall itself offers a range of facilities, including a bar, café, picnic space and a well-stocked history bookshop courtesy of Waterstones.


Tickets for each talk can be purchased individually, with a limited number of day passes for Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October also available.

To see the full lecture schedule and to book your tickets online, visit the official History Weekend website at www.historyweekend.com.

Alternatively, you can secure your place by calling 0844 871 8819. Readers of BBC History Magazine can also quote their subscriber number to receive exclusive discounts.

About BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine is Britain’s bestselling history magazine. Inside you’ll find leading historians giving their take on the latest research, and new angles on subjects you thought you knew. BBC History Magazine is published 13 times a year in print, and digitally.

Find out more at www.historyextra.com.


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