Thursday, 20 June 2013

Michael Wood on King Athelstan

Last night we had three brilliant talks on King Athelstan, Lloyd George and Dick Turpin. TV historian Michael Wood gave a fascinating talk in the Ron Cooke Hub to a packed audience.
TV historian, Michael Wood

Michael chats to attendees after his talk
Today we have, as we call it in the Festival office, 'Penguin Day'! With two brilliant talks on Polar science and a fascinating exhibition and stunning installation in the 3Sixty exhibition space.  You really do feel like you're in the Antarctic (although it's thankfully warmer in there).  

If polar science gives you the chills, then we have 'What has the North ever done for social policy' in the Berrick Saul building, or 'In praise of Eric Bloodaxe' in Barley Hall, where attendees will be treated to Viking poetry, a glass of mead and are greeted by a Viking! Although this event is sold out, do try on the door - there may be some last-minute spaces. 

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