Festival of History
Join us in the North Quad of the Founder’s Building on Sunday 4 June for a free Festival of History between 11am to 4pm. With historical camps and re-enactment groups representing periods from the time of King John to the Suffragettes, family-friendly and children’s activities and a programme of talks, performances and music, the Festival promises to bring history and the struggle for citizenship, liberty and democracy to life.
Visit our pop-up scriptorium to try your hand at medieval calligraphy or our radical 17th century printing press to pick up a pamphlet; witness a Suffragette self-defence class or children can try their hand at drilling with pike and musket; or watch one of three short plays exploring the campaign to secure Magna Carta, abolish the slave trade and win the vote for women.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a special performance from the Department of Music's Chamber Music Competition winners and hear from a range of historians. Guest speakers include Dr Fern Riddell, historical consultant for the TV series Ripper Street; Dr Alex Lock, Curator of Modern Historical Manuscripts at the British Library; and Professor Ted Vallance, author of A Radical History of Britain and Professor of History at Roehampton University.
All welcome, admission free.
For further information visit www.citizens800.org/festival or email citizensrhul.ac.uk