History Belongs To All

HistFest takes ‘history’ in its very fullest sense to offer innovative events across the UK for all audiences – from lectures, film screenings and seminars, to workshops, courses, archival tours and live performances. We celebrate the exciting work being undertaken by academics, teachers and public figures to bring together the many branches of history. Working with some of the UK’s biggest institutions – from the British Library to the Museum of London – HistFest seeks to educate, entertain, and addresses some of the big questions about the use and misuse of history on the world stage.

For far too long, history has been the preserve of the privileged. Not anymore. History belongs to all.

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HistCourses

HistFest will soon offer a range of history courses with leading experts. Sign up to the newsletter to find out more.

HistFest 2021

HistFest 2021 is now over, but check out the festival programme to revisit the events and and read interviews with some of our fantastic speakers.

Event Gallery

Our inaugural festival took place in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Leeds during December 2018. Since then, we’ve hosted events range of events – from Valentine’s extravaganza with E L James, Sushma Jansari and Dr Kate Lister, and a Halloween night at the Museum of London with Sunny Singh, Deborah Harkness and Ben Aaronovitch, to an Agatha Christie night with Mark Gatiss, Sarah Phelps and Rachel Howzell Hall. To have a look at some previous events, click here.

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