Venue information

All venues have unreserved seating and we will begin seating people 15 minutes prior to each talk. All venues are accessible, but if you have any specific access requirements, please contact There will be hearing loops available in all the venues and there are blue-badge parking spaces available nearby. Please plan your journeys in advance; nearby car parks include Bootham Row and Marygate, and York station is just a 10-15 minute walk away.



Please note the King’s Manor Refectory (on the first floor) will not be open on Friday. It is open on Saturday (9.30am–5pm) and Sunday (10am–5pm) serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and light hot bites. There is also an abundance of restaurants and cafes in York close to the venues.

Please contact if you have any further queries.

Last-minute tickets

Subject to availability, you will be able to purchase last-minute tickets for the talks listed below from the History Hub, located on the first floor of King’s Manor. The hub will be open for ticket sales from 4.30pm on Friday. Merchandise will go on sale from 6pm.

Please note that tickets are no longer available to buy online.

Friday 19 October

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  • Emma Wells: Faulty Towers or Heaven on Earth?: How to Build a Cathedral like York Minster
  • Nicholas Vincent: King John: The Worst of Kings
  • Ian Kershaw: A Personalised History of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Saturday 20 October

  • Joyce Tyldesley: Nefertiti’s Face: The Creation of an Icon
  • Lauren Mackay: Among the Wolves of Court: The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn
  • Nicola Tallis: Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys

Sunday 21 October

  • Marc Morris: Castles in Britain, 1066–1500
  • Sanjoy Bhattacharya: Can History Make Us Healthy? Fighting Disease After WW2
  • David Reynolds: The Kremlin Letters
  • Andrew Roberts: Churchill: Walking with Destiny
  • Nick Barratt: The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons, and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown
  • Alexandra Churchill: George V: A King at War and the Making of the House of Windsor