We live in troubling times and with people comparing the Age of Trump with some of the most disturbing periods in history, an understanding of the past has never been more relevant. In this closing festival talk, Dan Snow brings his deep passion for the subject and wide-ranging knowledge together in a polemic on the importance of history and why we should all study the extraordinary story of our past.
Festival talks by Dan Snow
For many, our history panel show is the highlight of the Festival. With Charlie Higson once more in the chair and John Sessions and Dan Snow also returning, this will be an hour of irreverent history humour as the teams pit their wits against each other in a series of all-new rounds and challenges.
Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. In conversation with Dan Snow, Julia Samuel, a grief psychologist and Founder of Child Bereavement UK, will explore past attitudes to grief and the historical context of death and dying in this country from the Victorians to the present day with particular emphasis on the consequences of the two World Wars.
Dan Snow’s History Hit has become something of a podcast phenomenon and now generates over a million listeners every time a new show is released. At this event, he will be discussing history live with two special guests, ranging widely across the centuries in what promises to be a fascinating and utterly absorbing hour.