Lindsey Fitzharris

Lindsey Fitzharris

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris is a bestselling author with a Ph.D in the History of Science and Medicine from the University of Oxford. Her debut book The Butchering Art won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science and has been translated into twenty languages. She writes regularly for a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, The Guardian, The Lancet, and New Scientist. Her television series on the Smithsonian Channel, The Curious Life and Death of… explores some of the most mysterious deaths in history.

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  1. 136. THE FACEMAKER: ONE SURGEON'S BATTLE TO MEND THE DISFIGURED SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR I
    136. THE FACEMAKER: ONE SURGEON'S BATTLE TO MEND THE DISFIGURED SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR I

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

    Award-winning historian Lindsey Fitzharris will discuss with Dan Snow the astonishing story of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who dedicated himself to restoring the faces - and the identities - of a brutalised generation. His ingenious surgical innovations will emerge alongside poignant stories of soldiers whose lives were wrecked and repaired showing what courage and imagination can accomplish in the presence of relentless horror.

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    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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