TAL Festival

First Bookings for 2018

Hannah 1Agatha Christie is alive and well – in the form of renowned author Sophie Hannah who has been commissioned by her estate to write the next episode in the life of Hercule Poirot. Hear Sophie describe how she came to terms with the character and times of the famous literary Belgian detective and hear something of the story

HowzattGrahame Lloyd tells us the story of the ball that wasn’t bowled. History was made when Nottinghamshire captain Garry Sobers smashed Glamorgan bowler Malcolm Nash for six successive sixes in one over for the first time in first-class cricket at St Helen’s in 1968. The ball supposedly hit by Sobers was bought by an anonymous overseas buyer for a world record £26,400 at Christie’s in 2006 – except that it couldn’t have been that ball!

MoorhouseMeet journalist and historian, Roger Moorhouse as he sets the Nazi Regime in the context of 100 related items. A fascinating and unusual look at this terrible time in 20th century history.

WorsleyOur favourite historian and television presenter, Lucy Worsley will be visiting TAL 2018. Those of you with long memories will remember that Lucy came to our very first Festival in 2010 to inspire us with a very amusing talk. She is a little bit more famous now!!

Glyndebarn” – is a brand new event for TAL 2018. Join Opera Anywhere for a wonderful concert of the very best operatic music as selected by Oxford’s most famous Detective, Morse. More to follow soon…