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2023 Festival

Anthony Seldon
Sir Anthony Seldon and Sonia Purnell have both written intriguing accounts about Boris Johnson, they discuss the Johnson years, his life, ambition and time in power at No. 10.
As a physicist and oceanographer, Helen gives a fascinating insight into the powerful and dynamic force of the ocean, its vast power and how it impacts the natural world and society. As a world class British sailor, Tracy Edwards brings a different perspective.
Anne Glenconner discusses her astonishing life of stark contrasts, joy and loss, in conversation with the indefatigable broadcaster and author, Gyles Brandreth.
Simon talks about his research into one of the most unsettling times in Britain, the interwar years of 1919 – 1939, an era marked by political upheaval, monarchical crisis, deep social division and change.
Leo McKinstry and Joshua Levine debate the heroes of World War II – from forgotten pilots of the maritime wing of the RAF to the world-famous SAS, pioneering risk-takers of a radically new form of warfare.
Oliver Soden joins the actress Patricia Hodge, to discuss the life and work of Noël Coward. A deeply complex man, Coward was endlessly talented but notoriously prickly and contradictory.