Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE is one of the world's leading experts on chemical and biological counter-terrorism. He is co-founder and director of Doctors Under Fire with Professor David Nott, where he helps civilians with the threat from chemical weapons. He advises the UK Government at the highest level on CBRN. He frequently appears in global media as an expert commentator and in 2020 took up the position of Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College Cambridge.
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  1. 132. AFGHANISTAN: FROM THE FIRST AFGHAN WAR TO THE PRESENT DAY
    132. AFGHANISTAN: FROM THE FIRST AFGHAN WAR TO THE PRESENT DAY

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    In this discussion chaired by Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, William Dalrymple and Elisabeth Leake will discuss the turbulent history of the past 200 years of this complex, ancient, culturally rich part of the world. They will explain why it has continued to suck in those who have no right to be there and become the scene of so many frustrated ambitions, and what the prospects are for this exotic but troubled corner of the globe.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    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).

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