Violet Moller is a historian with a special interest in the history of science in the ancient and medieval worlds. She is the author of The Map of Knowledge which traces the journey of three crucial scientific texts through the Middle Ages and won the Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction. As an avid podcast-listener, she is thrilled to be co-presenting Travels Through Time.
Travels Through Time presenter and historian Violet Moller and Oskar Jensen will travel back to the year 1815, to discover how song helped people deal with calamity and upheaval. They will first visit Kennington in south London, as 22-year-old servant Mary Bailey, who has just been fired, hears an execution ballad about Eliza Fenning. Next, Torbay harbour, as a certain Corsican gentleman sets off total mania and hysteria in thousands whilst remaining unflappable - inspiring a number of songs in the process. Thirdly, Tower Hill, as Joseph Johnson tries to come to terms with alienation, disappointment, and disability - partly through appropriating songs of both hope and protest. They will then return to the present day with a memento of Oskar’s travels.
The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free
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).