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Sarah Dunant at Wimpole History Festival on Saturday 23rd June

Wimpole history festival

Wimpole history festival

Join Sarah Dunant for two events at Wimpole History Festival on Saturday 23rd June .

Women and Power Panel with Sarah Churchwell, Helen Castor and Sarah Dunant
East Lawn Marquee

How have women shaped the course of history? From great queens such as Elizabeth I to the ordinary people who step into extraordinary roles, the exercise of power by women has taken many different forms over the centuries, not all of them equally celebrated and recognised. Marking the centenary year of the first women to receive the vote in Britain, Sarah Churchwell, Helen Castor and Sarah Dunant will discuss the influence of women through the centuries, considering their significant yet often overlooked impact in the forging of the modern world.

When Greeks Flew Kites: The Dating Game
Rathbones Marquee

Novelist and broadcaster Sarah Dunant presents a special audience edition of BBC Radio 4’s monthly history programme, ‘When Greeks Flew Kites’. Jumping off from the deep current anxiety about men’s behaviour towards women, Sarah and guests investigate the quick-sands of dating and courtship through history, and ask if there is anything that the past can teach us about this present moment.

This event will include a non-broadcast Q&A session. 

To find out more about these events, click here.