Winter Festival
Spring Festival


The following events are taking place on Sunday 01 December 2013:

  • Cambridge Wordfest Winter Festival 2013

    Time: 00:00

    December 1 sees a sparkling line-up at Cambridge Wordfest as we welcome some truly inspired novelists, journalists, historians, satirists and other writers to our vibrant city. Join us for a celebration of the written word. We’ll be announcing the full programme online in mid-October – watch this space.

  • John Sutherland

    Time: 10:00

    John Sutherland shares a further selection of his must read reads.

  • Douglas Hurd and Edward Young

    Time: 10:00

    Get acquainted with one of the most enigmatic and enduring figures of British politics, Benjamin Disraeli.

  • Barry Norman

    Time: 11:30

    Barry Norman paints a poignant portrait of the life he and his wife shared together.

  • Sarah Dunant

    Time: 11:30

    Italy's notorious Borgia family receive the Sarah Dunant treatment in her new novel Blood and Beauty.

  • Jonathan Coe

    Time: 13:00

    Jonathan Coe tickles our funny bone with his latest novel Expo 58.

  • Peter Stanford

    Time: 13:00

    Peter Stanford takes us on a provocative perambulation towards our shared destiny.

  • Ranulph Fiennes

    Time: 14:30

    Summit the plummeting temperatures of Earth's poles and mountains with the intrepid Ranulph Fiennes.

  • Melissa Benn and Alison Wolf

    Time: 14:30

    What do we tell our daughters? Come along and join the discussion!

  • A.T. Williams

    Time: 16:00

    A.T. Williams's important book reveals further harrowing insight into Britain's military interventions overseas.

  • Jessica Fellowes and Liz Trubridge

    Time: 16:00

    Bask in the decadence of Downton Abbey with two bona fide experts: Jessica Fellowes and Liz Trubridge.

  • Lionel Shriver

    Time: 17:30

    Lionel Shriver joins us to discuss her forthcoming work Big Brother.

  • Sarah Churchwell and Judith Mackrell

    Time: 17:30

    Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties with Sarah Churchwell and Judith Mackrell.

  • Margaret Drabble

    Time: 19:00

    Join Margaret Drabble as she celebrates 50 years as an acclaimed author.

  • David Reynolds

    Time: 19:00

    As the centenary of the First World War approaches join David Reynolds for his recasting of its shifting legacy.

  • Damian Barr

    Time: 20:30

    In the year of her death, Damian Barr shares his life under the Iron Lady.

  • David Walsh

    Time: 20:30

    David Walsh proves the enduring nature of truth over lies with his book Seven Deadly Sins.

Funded by

Principal Sponsor

Sponsors and Supporters

Cambridge Wordfest would not be possible without the help of our sponsors and supporters.

View all our supporters