Zareer Masani has a Modern history doctorate from Oxford and is the author of Macaulay: Britain’s Liberal Imperialist. He is the author of three other historical books: Indira Gandhi: A Biography, Indian Tales of the Raj and India from Raj to Rajiv. He has also written a widely acclaimed family memoir, And All Is Said: Memoir of a Home Divided. He spent two decades as a current affairs producer for the BBC and is now a freelance historian, journalist and broadcaster. He has presented and produced several documentaries for BBC Radio 4. His particular areas of interest are UK race relations, British imperial history and the legacies of the Raj in India.
Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREEIn what promises to be an absorbing and thought-provoking discussion chaired by Ali Ansari, Samir Puri and Zareer Masani - intellectual heavyweights both - will be discussing how we view the British Empire in retrospect, its ongoing tentacles and how it should be regarded in the light of other empires and an ever-evolving world.
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).