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What’s on at BBC History Magazine's 2019 History Weekend in Chester?

Our BBC History Weekend 2019 is back for its best year yet! Featuring 30 diverse and engaging talks, interactive Q&As and book signings from the world’s leading historians and authors

History Weekend 2018. (Image by Steve Sayers)
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The full timetable of speakers can be found here. As well as our main lecture series, there’s so much more to explore…

Walking Tours

Looking for something to do before the talks begin? Chester is a city steeped in ancient history and tradition. On Friday 25 October, we’ll be hosting a two walking tours around the city so you can discover the rich history by foot. Details of our walking tours and tickets can be found here.


History Fringe

You can also enjoy our exciting History Fringe sessions. These free, 15-minute sessions are hosted by scholars from the University of Chester and will cover a range of diverse and engaging topics. The full programme is available here. Find more information on the Chester University History department here.

Waterstones Book Shop

Our official book sponsor, Waterstones, will be selling the latest and greatest history titles – including books from our speakers. You’ll be able to find the book shop in the main foyer of the Town Hall.


BBC History Magazine’s Festival Hub

You can visit our Festival Hub in the main foyer of the Town Hall. Here you’ll be able to buy extra tickets, ask any queries, subscribe to our magazine and browse our selection of the latest merchandise.

Return to the event page or book tickets here


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