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Friday, 6th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 10-day Rover ticket

Speaker - 10-day Rover ticket
£350 Booking Closed
0 1st 5-day Rover

Speaker - 1st 5-day Rover
£240 Booking Closed
0 1st weekend Rover

Speaker - 1st weekend Rover
£155 Booking Closed
0 Friday 6 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Friday 6 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£32 Booking Closed
0 Friday 6 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Friday 6 July Day Ticket - Barn
£24 Booking Closed
1 Great Thinkers

Speaker - Ferdinand Mount
£10 Booking Closed
5 Ice and Fire

Speaker - Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
£10 Booking Closed
2 Wartime Espionage and Secret Agents

Speaker - Gordon Corera
£10 Booking Closed
6 Childhood Reading

Speaker - Lucy Mangan
£10 Booking Closed
3 Looking Back

Speaker - John Lister-Kaye
£10 Booking Closed
7 The Rules of Attraction

Speaker - Tom Whipple
£10 Booking Closed
90 Strong and Stable – Theresa May’s Annus Horribilis

Speaker - John Crace
£10 Booking Closed
4 Casablanca’s Michael Curtiz – The Man Who Knew Too Much

Speaker - Adam Feinstein
£10 Booking Closed
 
 
Saturday, 7th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Saturday 7 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Saturday 7 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£48 Booking Closed
0 Saturday 7 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Saturday 7 July Day Ticket -Barn
£40 Booking Closed
0 Saturday 7 July Day Ticket - Dukes Room

Speaker - Saturday 7 July Day Ticket - Dukes Room
£22 Booking Closed
8 Taking The First Step

Speaker - Bryony Gordon
£10 Booking Closed
15 From Russia

Speaker - Angus Roxburgh
£10 Booking Closed
20 From Shame to Grace. Toxic Masculinity, the Crisis and Cure.

Speaker - Caspar Walsh
£6 Booking Closed
9 Treason and Espionage

Speaker - Oggy Boytchev
£10 Booking Closed
16 Secret Operations

Speaker - Rory Cormac
£10 Booking Closed
21 But What Happens in Book Two?

Speaker - Anna Smith Spark
£6 Booking Closed
10 1968 – 50 Years On

Speaker - Tariq Ali
£10 Booking Closed
17 Blood Mothers

Speaker - Alex Perry
£10 Booking Closed
22 Masterclass A Darkling Road – Helen and Edward Thomas

Speaker - Michael Elsmere
£12 Booking Closed
11 Iran - Secrets, Lies and Prying Eyes

Speaker - Frank Gardner
£10 Booking Closed
18 The Future of Processed Food

Speaker - Nicola Temple
£10 Booking Closed
23 Writing – Where and How

Speaker - Natasha Carthew
£6 Booking Closed
12 Behind the Scenes of The Archers

Speaker - Timothy Bentinck
£10 Booking Closed
19 Quiet Activism

Speaker - Sarah Corbett
£10 Booking Closed
13 Ted Hughes Memorial Lecture – Communing with the Dead

Speaker - Robert McCrum
£10 Booking Closed
14 The Beginning of Civilisation

Speaker - Alice Roberts
£10 Booking Closed
 
 
Sunday, 8th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Sunday 8 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Sunday 8 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£32 Booking Closed
0 Sunday 8 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Sunday 8 July Day Ticket - Barn
£40 Booking Closed
0 Sunday 8 July Day Ticket - Dukes Room

Speaker - Sunday 8 July Day Ticket - Dukes Room
£16 Booking Closed
33 Lodging with Winifred Nicholson

Speaker - Andy Christian
£6 Booking Closed
24 Chemical Crops and Factory Farms

Speaker - Philip Lymbery
£10 Booking Closed
28 Sea Change

Speaker - Iain Gately
£10 Booking Closed
34 Inscriptions in a Landscape - Old St Mary’s Churchyard, Dartington Hall

Speaker - Martin Broadbent
£6 Booking Closed
25 Educational Revolution – The Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Speaker - Anthony Seldon
£10 Booking Closed
29 How We Became Seafarers

Speaker - Barry Cunliffe
£10 Booking Closed
35 North Wood

Speaker - Stephen Groves, Penny Groves, Jonathan Mason, Joe Richards
£6 Booking Closed
26 The Biggest Political Scandal of the Modern Era

Speaker - Luke Harding
£10 Booking Closed
30 Reading Clouds

Speaker - Richard Hamblyn
£10 Booking Closed
36 My Life Growing Up on the Dartington Hall Estate 1945-54

Speaker - Pamela Sandry Gorman
£6 Booking Closed
31 Subterranean

Speaker - Sean Borodale
£10 Booking Closed
27 Debate Panel: Food security or food safety – can we find a balance that will feed the world?

Speaker - Martin Owen, Natalie Bennett, Philip Lymbery and Guy Watson
£10 Booking Closed
32 Song Lines

Speaker - Susan Taylor and Simon Williams
£10 Booking Closed
118 North Wood

Speaker - North Wood - PLAY
£6 Booking Closed
 
 
Monday, 9th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Monday 9 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Monday 9 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£40 Booking Closed
0 Monday 9 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Monday 9 July Day Ticket - Barn
£40 Booking Closed
37 Why Be Poetic?

Speaker - Mark Oakley
£10 Booking Closed
43 The Mess We Leave Behind

Speaker - Susannah Walker
£10 Booking Closed
0 FE1 - Word School – Writing Workshop. Having New Eyes

Speaker - FE1 - Christopher North
£16 Booking Closed
38 Sun, Scandal and Celebrity

Speaker - Rosie Millard
£10 Booking Closed
44 Walking Forward

Speaker - Raynor Winn
£10 Booking Closed
39 The Making of a Pearl Necklace

Speaker - Rachel Trethewey
£10 Booking Closed
45 Standing in Judgement

Speaker - Ziyad Marar
£10 Booking Closed
40 Lost Treasures and Unseen Gems – England’s Landscape

Speaker - Francis Pryor
£10 Booking Closed
46 Vision of Freedom

Speaker - Lara Feigel
£10 Booking Closed
41 Massacre and Mystery

Speaker - Lynne Truss
£10 Booking Closed
47 Picking Up Pieces

Speaker - Christina Patterson
£10 Booking Closed
42 After Brexit

Speaker - David Owen
£10 Booking Closed
 
 
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Tuesday 10 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Tuesday 10 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£48 Booking Closed
0 Tuesday 10 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Tuesday 10 July Day Ticket - Barn
£40 Booking Closed
53 Making Sense of the World

Speaker - Raymond Tallis
£10 Booking Closed
48 Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Speaker - James Bloodworth
£10 Booking Closed
54 Gardens of Memory and Imagination

Speaker - Penelope Lively
£10 Booking Closed
49 A Slow Road Adventure

Speaker - Martin Dorey
£10 Booking Closed
55 The Power of Solitude

Speaker - Terry Waite
£10 Booking Closed
50 An Icelandic Mystery

Speaker - Anthony Adeane
£10 Booking Closed
56 One Year That Shaped the World We Know Today

Speaker - Jonathan Fenby
£10 Booking Closed
51 James Ravilious – A Legacy

Speaker - Robin Ravilious
£10 Booking Closed
57 Blending Fact and Fiction – Crime Writing

Speaker - Jessica Fellowes and Andrew Wilson
£10 Booking Closed
52 Interior Lives

Speaker - Nino Strachey
£10 Booking Closed
58 A Short History of Britain

Speaker - Roy Strong
£10 Booking Closed
59 The History of Chopins 24 Preludes

Speaker - Paul Kildea
£10 Booking Closed
 
 
Wednesday, 11th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 2nd 5-day Rover

Speaker - 2nd 5-day Rover
£240 Booking Closed
0 Wednesday 11 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Wednesday 11 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£48 Booking Closed
0 Wednesday 11 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Wednesday 11 July Day Ticket - Barn
£40 Booking Closed
65 Revelation and Rescue in Russia

Speaker - Helen Rappaport
£10 Booking Closed
60 Modern Art and St Ives


Speaker - Chris Stephens
£10 Booking Closed
0 FE3 - Word School – Writing Workshop Writing and Mindfulness

Speaker - FE3 - Caspar Walsh
£14 Booking Closed
66 How We Speak

Speaker - David Crystal
£10 Booking Closed
61 A Journey Through Gypsy Britain

Speaker - Damian Le Bas
£10 Booking Closed
67 Prescribing Poems

Speaker - William Sieghart
£10 Booking Closed
62 Wine, the Romans and Me

Speaker - Nina Caplan
£10 Booking Closed
68 The Decadence of Victorian and Edwardian Britain

Speaker - Simon Heffer
£10 Booking Closed
63 The Mythic Space

Speaker - James Cahill
£10 Booking Closed
69 Whoppers, Fibs and Outright Lies – Politicians and the Truth

Speaker - Adam Macqueen
£10 Booking Closed
64 Atheism and Ambiguity

Speaker - John Gray
£10 Booking Closed
70 America’s Dream or America’s Nightmare

Speaker - Sarah Churchwell
£10 Booking Closed
71 Broken Hearts

Speaker - Cole Moreton
£12 Booking Closed
 
 
Thursday, 12th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Thursday 12 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Thursday 12 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£40 Booking Closed
0 Thursday 12 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Thursday 12 July Day Ticket - Barn
£40 Booking Closed
0 FE4 - How to Make Time – A Walk, Talk and Breakfast

Speaker - FE4 - Allan Jenkins
£15 Booking Closed
72 The Legacy of Byron

Speaker - Miranda Seymour
£10 Booking Closed
78 The Secret Lives of Seabirds

Speaker - Michael Brooke
£10 Booking Closed
73 A Private Life Made Public

Speaker - Paula Byrne
£10 Booking Closed
79 A Community of Plants

Speaker - Lucy Bellamy
£10 Booking Closed
74 Off Piste Pit-stops

Speaker - Alastair Sawday and Laura Collacott
£10 Booking Closed
80 Small Islands

Speaker - Patrick Barkham
£10 Booking Closed
75 Unknown Horizons

Speaker - Alys Fowler
£10 Booking Closed
81 Chasing Winds – from the Pennines to Provence

Speaker - Nick Hunt
£10 Booking Closed
76 Confronting Demons
 and Looking Out for Angels

Speaker - Robert Rowland Smith
£10 Booking Closed
82 Gardens and Gardeners

Speaker - Ambra Edwards and Vanessa Berridge
£10 Booking Closed
77 An Evening with Tim FitzHigham – Conquering the Channel in a Piece of Plumbing

Speaker - Tim FitzHigham
£14 Booking Closed
 
 
Friday, 13th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Film - Suffragette and Jane Robinson Talk

Speaker - Film - Suffragette and Jane Robinson Talk
£15 Booking Closed
0 2nd weekend Rover

Speaker - 2nd weekend Rover
£155 Booking Closed
0 Friday 13 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Friday 13 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£32 Booking Closed
0 Friday 13 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Friday 13 July Day Ticket - Barn
£32 Booking Closed
88 The Cleverest Queen Consort

Speaker - Matthew Dennison
£10 Booking Closed
83 How Frankenstein Shaped Our Thinking

Speaker - Nick Groom
£10 Booking Closed
0 FE 7 Beyond Mindfulness – How to Maintain Balance and Calm in Your Life

Speaker - Linda Blair
£16 Booking Closed
89 A Very British Eccentric

Speaker - Tim FitzHigham
£10 Booking Closed
84 The Call of the Owl

Speaker - Miriam Darlington
£10 Booking Closed
85 The Art of Getting Lost

Speaker - Henry Eliot
£10 Booking Closed
0 FE5 - Word School – Writing Workshop The Art of Persuasion

Speaker - FE5 - Philip Collins
£16 Booking Closed
91 Celebrating 100 Years Since Women Got the Vote

Speaker - Jane Robinson
£10 Booking Closed
86 Heath Robinson –
 An Absurdly Ingenious World

Speaker - Adam Hart-Davis
£10 Booking Closed
92 For the Love of Labour

Speaker - John O’Farrell
£10 Booking Closed
87 Film – Suffragette (12A)

Speaker - Film – Suffragette (12A)
£7 Booking Closed
93 Tour de Force

Speaker - Matt Harvey 
and Elvis McGonagall
£10 Booking Closed
 
 
Saturday, 14th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Saturday 14 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Saturday 14 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£40 Booking Closed
0 Saturday 14 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Saturday 14 July Day Ticket - Barn
£40 Booking Closed
0 Saturday 14 July Day Ticket - Dukes Room

Speaker - Saturday 14 July Day Ticket - Dukes Room
£12 Booking Closed
94 What Hope is There for the Future of Syria?

Speaker - Diana Darke
£10 Booking Closed
100 The Kindness of a Stranger

Speaker - Jonny Benjamin
£10 Booking Closed
105 A Warm Welcome

Speaker - Paul Surman 
Denise McSheehy 
Ian Royce Chamberlain Melanie Branton
£6 Booking Closed
106 Too Good to Lose

Speaker - Rebecca Bilkau Hilary Elfick Sue Proffitt Jane Spiro
£6 Booking Closed
95 Finding the Right Words at the Right Time

Speaker - Philip Collins
£10 Booking Closed
101 Frameworks

Speaker - Mark Williams 
and Jan Zalasiewicz
£10 Booking Closed
102 The Middle Ages – Life, Death and Art

Speaker - Jack Hartnell
£10 Booking Closed
107 Once Upon a Time

Speaker - Oversteps Poets
£6 Booking Closed
96 The Joy of Reading

Speaker - Salley Vickers
£10 Booking Closed
103 Unfathomable Intricacies

Speaker - Suzanne O’Sullivan
£10 Booking Closed
108 Where on Earth

Speaker - Oversteps Poets
£6 Booking Closed
97 A Literary Detective Story

Speaker - Blake Morrison
£10 Booking Closed
104 Science’s Last Great Mystery

Speaker - Susan Blackmore
£10 Booking Closed
98 Their Story is Our Story Too

Speaker - Tessa Dunlop
£10 Booking Closed
99 Stick or Twist

Speaker - Kerry Godliman
£14 Booking Closed
 
 
Sunday, 15th July 2018
# Event Price  
0 Sunday 15 July Day Ticket - Great Hall

Speaker - Sunday 15 July Day Ticket - Great Hall
£40 Booking Closed
0 Sunday 15 July Day Ticket - Barn

Speaker - Sunday 15 July Day Ticket - Barn
£24 Booking Closed
109 The Secret Life of Britain’s Country Houses 1939-45

Speaker - Julie Summers
£10 Booking Closed
114 A Learning Revolution

Speaker - Alex Beard
£10 Booking Closed
0 FE6 - Word School – Writing Workshop The Furniture of Stories. Unlocking the Story

Speaker - FE6 - Jane Feaver
£16 Booking Closed
110 The Woman Behind Frankenstein

Speaker - Fiona Sampson
£10 Booking Closed
115 A Lost Knowledge

Speaker - Alexander Langlands
£10 Booking Closed
111 Fighting for the Arts

Speaker - John Tusa
£10 Booking Closed
116 Brain-boosting Plants

Speaker - Nicolette Perry
£10 Booking Closed
112 One Family’s Fight Against Fascism

Speaker - Caroline Moorehead
£10 Booking Closed
117 Film - Young Frankenstein (PG)

Speaker - Film - Young Frankenstein (PG)
£7 Booking Closed
113 Magical Tales and Political Poetry

Speaker - Ben Okri
£10 Booking Closed
 

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