Festival talks by Alex Langlands

112. FULL STEAM AHEAD: HOW THE RAILWAYS MADE BRITAIN

On the back of their hugely popular BBC TV series, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn will talk about Britain’s railways from their birth to their heyday and beyond, showing how steam locomotives shaped the emergence of the country as a world power and how the railways changed and affected the lives of us all.

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23. THE LOST CITY OF SARUM

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Old Sarum has long been held to have been a new fort and town founded by William I in 1086, but archaeologist and television presenter Alex Langlands has been undertaking extensive research about the site and has unearthed evidence to suggest Sarum was already emerging as an administrative and economic centre under the Anglo-Saxons. In this revelatory talk, he will be sharing the results of this exciting new work.

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