Festival talks by Tom Holland

99. NATIONALISM IN BRITAIN IS A FORCE FOR ILL: DEBATE

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The annual Prospect debate will tackle that most thorny of issues: the rise of nationalism, not just in England, but in all parts of the United Kingdom. Is it a unifying force that can be harnessed to something good, or is to be feared? Our expert panel will debate this as hard as ever.

THIS EVENT WILL LAST 75 MINUTES (11.30am to 12.45pm) although the length on the overview appears to be one hour.

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67. THE LEGENDS OF ARTHUR: THE COMING OF THE KING

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Tom Holland has been thrilling young and old alike at the Festival with his retelling of the Greek Myths. This year, he begins a new series about the Legends of King Arthur, introducing us to the world of Merlin, the sword in the stone, and the round table. This epic storytelling will have excitement, adventure and wit – oh, and magic too.

AGE 6 – ADULT

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48. IMMIGRATION IN ANTIQUITY

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Immigration is one of the most hotly debated matters of our current age, but it’s far from being a recent phenomenon. Rather, the mass movement of peoples was as relevant to those living in ancient times as it is now. In this timely talk, Tom Holland will question how people in antiquity felt about immigration and its impact on the course of ancient history.

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