BBC History Magazine’s Winchester History Weekend 2018 kicks off today – and you can still grab some last-minute tickets

Join us in the historic city of Winchester this weekend, for talks from more than 30 of the biggest names in popular history

Winchester History Weekend 2017.

Thousands of history enthusiasts will descend on the historic town of Winchester this weekend for BBC History Magazine’s annual history festival.


Our Winchester History Weekend, which takes place from 5–7 October, kicks off at 4pm today with a talk by Diarmaid MacCulloch on the life of Tudor statesman, Thomas Cromwell, followed by Helen Castor on the insecurities of Elizabeth I.

The three-day event features 30 diverse and engaging talks, interactive Q&As and book signings from the world’s leading historians and authors – including Lucy Worsley, Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Jones, Tracy Borman and Michael Wood.

Many of our talks and events are now sold out, but a few last-minute tickets are available for the following:

Friday 5 October

Alexandra Churchill.
Neil MacGregor.

Saturday 6 October

Michael Hicks.
Sarah Churchwell.
Fern Riddell.
Dan Jones speaking at Winchester History Weekend 2017.
Historians Sam Willis (left) and James Daybell. "We challenged ourselves to write the histories of things we weren't necessarily even sure had a history," says Willis. (Photo by David Hampton for BBC History Magazine)

Sunday 7 October

Olivette Otele for BBC History Magazine.
Catherine Nall.
Ruth Goodman.
Historian James Holland
Andrew Roberts.
George Goodwin.
Nicholas Vincent.
Lauren Mackay.

Find out more about Winchester History Weekend 2018 here