History Weekends return to York and Winchester this autumn

Join us in the historic cities of Winchester and York as BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend festival returns for the fifth consecutive year…


BBC History Magazine’s weekend festival returns this autumn with two events featuring talks from over 30 of the biggest names in popular history, including Dan Jones, Michael Wood and Tracy Borman.


On 6-8 October 2017, the festival will be returning to the Hampshire town of Winchester for its second year. The ancient capital of Wessex is steeped in Anglo-Saxon and medieval history and we’re delighted to have two fantastic venues again right in the centre of the town: the stunning 13th-century Great Hall, which houses a famous replica of King Arthur’s round table, and the Ashburton Hall at the nearby Elizabeth II court.

From 24-26 November 2017, the festival will be back at the ancient city of York for its third consecutive year. After the success of 2016 we’ve expanded our northern weekend to include over 25 speakers across two beautiful venues for the entire weekend. Our venues again this year are the Yorkshire Museum, one of the city’s premier history attractions, and the stunning 14th-century Hospitium building, just across the museum gardens.


Tickets cost £12 for BBC History Magazine subscribers and £15 for non-subscribers. To find out more about our History Weekends, and to buy tickets, visit www.historyweekend.com.