BBC History Magazine Event

BBC Event News

Joanna Dungate, published 16th February 2017

WWII, Victorian’s and Istanbul Weekend

BBC History Magazine is taking over the M Shed museum in Bristol for the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February for three fascinating events with some of the biggest names in history.

On 25 February, the weekend will open with a day of talks exploring one of Britain's most intriguing and influential periods, the Victorians. Speakers will delve into the fascinating stories of Victorian Britain and discover the life of the monarch who gave this era its name. There will be five talks for visitors to enjoy, from some of the biggest names in popular history; Saul David, Kathryn Hughes, Jerry White, Frank Trentmann and Jane Ridley.

Then in the evening you will have a chance to join historian, broadcaster and author Bettany Hughes for an evening in-conversation session about the history of Istanbul, one of the world's most important cities followed by a book signing.

To close the weekend, the Sunday event is comprised of a day of talks re-examining the momentous global conflict of 1939-45. Audiences can expect fresh perspectives on several aspects of the war, including the battle for France, the German view and the Holocaust. There will be five talks for visitors to enjoy, from some of the biggest names in popular history; Lloyd Clark, Laurence Rees, Yasmin Khan, Daniel Todman and Nicholas Stargardt

Tickets include entrance to an entire day of talks (Bettany Hughes must be booked separately), a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day as well as an opportunity to meet each speaker after their talk and have your books signed.