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Lincoln Book Festival: History at its Heart

Lincoln Book Festival connects audiences of all ages and interests with some of the UK’s best-loved historians and authors of historical fiction.

Like the historic English cathedral city in which it is set, Lincoln Book Festival places history at its heart. Festival events explore historical themes spanning ancient empires to contemporary culture though intimate talks, readings, discussions and Q&As with contributions from acclaimed writers, academics, cultural commentators and public figures.

Recent speakers have included David Starkey, Alison Weir, Janina Ramirez, Tom Holland, Susan Fletcher, Juliet Barker, Robert Fabbri, Thomas Asbridge and James Runcie.

See the 2017 programme for an idea of what you can expect in 2018.


The Venue: The Collection, Lincoln

The Collection, Lincoln

Most Lincoln Book Festival events take place at The Collection on Danes Terrace in the city’s historic cultural quarter.

The Collection is an award-winning archaeology museum and art gallery. Lincoln Book Festival events are held in The Collection’s auditorium – a modern theatre inside the main museum building. The venue’s cafe, Stokes Collection Cafe, is open at each festival event and Waterstones sell books of guest authors.

Other venues in the city also host some Lincoln Book Festival activities, including the city’s famous Drill Hall theatre and its two universities.

Booking Tickets

Ticket details for Lincoln Book Festival 2018 to be confirmed.