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, 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.