Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn

Dr Daisy Dunn is a classicist, art historian and cultural critic. She read Classics at Oxford before completing an MA in Art History of the Italian Renaissance at the Courtauld and PhD in Classics and Renaissance painting at UCL, where she won the AHRC Doctoral Award, an Italian Cultural Association scholarship, and the Gay Clifford Award for Outstanding Female Scholars. She writes for the Spectator, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and Literary Review, among others, and is editor of the Greek culture journal ARGO: A Hellenic Review. She was longlisted for the international £20,000 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize in 2015, and named as one of the leading female historians in the Guardian the following year. She has contributed to BBC World Service, and has presented two short films on Latin and ancient wisdom for BBC Ideas.

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  1. Speakers Corner: X Questions with Daisy Dunn
    Speakers Corner: X Questions with Daisy Dunn

    In X Questions with..., your favourite historians and authors will discuss ten questions submitted by the public. We would love you to submit a question for Daisy Dunn in advance via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).


    After the horrors of the First World War, Oxford looked like an Arcadia - a dreamworld - from which pain could be shut out. Soldiers arrived with pictures of the university fully formed in their heads, and women finally won the right to earn degrees. Freedom meant reading beneath the spires and punting down the river with champagne picnics. But all was not quite as it seemed. Set in the world Evelyn Waugh immortalised in Brideshead Revisited, Daisy Dunn will relate a true and often funny story of the thriving of knowledge and spirit of fun and foreboding that characterised Oxford between the two world wars.

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