Melvyn Bragg - A passion for history and ideas
21 Jun 2019, 15:30 - 16:30
- Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW
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.
Speaker: Lord Melvyn Bragg Hon FBA, Award-winning novelist, broadcaster, Labour Peer in the House of Lords, and presenter
Chair: Dame Fiona Reynolds Hon FBA, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; formerly Director-General, The National Trust
£12, £10 concessions
Part of Wimpole History Festival