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Melvyn Bragg - A passion for history and ideas

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Melvyn Bragg – award-winning novelist, broadcaster, Labour Peer in the House of Lords, and presenter of the deeply rich and satisfying In Our Time for BBC Radio 4 – brings us his latest novel Heloise and Abelard. Told through the eyes of a present-day academic, it’s the story of the infamous love affair that rocked 12th-century France, when a female scholar, Heloise d’Argenteuil, embarked on a passionate relationship with her tutor Peter Abelard. Join Melvyn to hear how ideas and a love of history have been woven together throughout his varied writing and broadcasting career.

SpeakerLord Melvyn Bragg Hon FBA, Award-winning novelist, broadcaster, Labour Peer in the House of Lords, and presenter 

Chair: Dame Fiona Reynolds Hon FBAMaster of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; formerly Director-General, The National Trust

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£12, £10 concessions

Part of Wimpole History Festival