Festival talks by Tom Holland

34. THE ILIAD

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Tom Holland, classicist, historian and master storyteller, returns to the Ancient World with his unique, captivating and witty take on Homer’s tale of the Trojan War. A retelling of this most enduring of stories, this is for young and old, and all ages in between.

Age 6+

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12. SARUM: OLD AND NEW

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All the world now knows that the spire of Salisbury Cathedral is 123 metres high. To everyone who loves England’s most beautiful city, the chemical attack of last year felt like a violation. South Wiltshire, though, has long stood at the heart of turbulent and violent affairs. Acclaimed historian Tom Holland will explore what it actually means to describe Salisbury as ‘historic’.

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