Dr Sam Willis


27.01.19 – Lewes Literary Festival
02.02.19 – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London
03.02.19 – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London
11.02.19 – The House, University of Plymouth
17.3.19 – Aye Write Literary Festival, Glasgow
23.03.19 – Chagword Literary Festival
31.03.19 – Oxford Literary Festival
14.6.19 – Crediton Arts Centre
26.6.19 – Whitgift School
27.6.19 – Beaminster Festival
28-30.6.19 – Chalke Valley History Festival

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Previous Dates

  • 28.09.18 Burnham, Princess Theatre & Arts Centre
  • 29.09.18 Appledore Literary Festival, North Devon
  • 03.10.18 Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
  • 05.10.18 Stowe Theatre
  • 06.10.18 BBC Winchester History Weekend
  • 12.10.18 Calstock Arts Centre
  • 13.10.18 Blenheim Literary Festival
  • 20.10.18 Wantage Literary Festival
  • 20.10.18 BBC York History Weekend
  • 21.10.18 Harrogate Literature Festival
  • 27.10.18 Minchinhampton Church
  • 27.10.18 Yeovil Literary Festival
  • 04.11.18 Dorchester Arts, Corn Exchange
  • 09.11.18 Uppingham Theatre
  • 16.11.18 Chichester Speakers Festival
  • 06.12.18 Town Hall, Topsham
  • 22.01.19 Downe House

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