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Wordfest - Friday 6 July

Wordfest 2018: Friday 6 July

Our first day kicks off Wordfest 2018 with an eclectic range of talks, from history to Hogwarts, the Cotswolds to the Congo. If you don’t fancy a talk, come and visit the Cathedral library, or listen to Johnny Coppin in the Lady Chapel.

There is plenty to choose from!


Cathedral Library Tours
Friday 6 July: 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm
Open 'Cathedral Library Tours'

Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen: Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians in Gloucester
Dr Margaret C. Jones / Friday 6 July, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Open 'Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen: Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians in Gloucester'

The Secret Lives of Cows
Rosamund Young / Friday 6 July, 3.00pm-4.00pm
Open 'The Secret Lives of Cows'

The Dispossessed Child: from Workhouse to Sweatshop
Jamila Gavin and Professor Jennifer Tann / Friday 6 July, 4.30pm–5.30pm
Open 'The Dispossessed Child: from Workhouse to Sweatshop'

A Life in the Movies: from 007 to Platform 9¾
John Richardson / Friday 6 July, 6.00pm–7.00pm
Open 'A Life in the Movies: from 007 to Platform 9¾'

Christina Dodwell: Explorer of Wild Places
Christina Dodwell and Faye Hatcher / Friday 6 July, 7.30pm–8.30pm
Open 'Christina Dodwell: Explorer of Wild Places'

Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill: Songs of the Gloucestershire Poets
Johnny Coppin / Friday 6 July, 8.45pm–9.45pm
Open 'Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill: Songs of the Gloucestershire Poets'