Saturday 14 October

01     10:00-11:00     Clock Tower Marquee

Living in the Age of Pussy
talks to John Preston
Where funny meets fury: the comic novelist on his savage Trump satire

02    10:00-11:00     Great Hall

PANEL: How the treasures of the past and present shape our future
Going behind the scenes at our museums
Chair: Simon Jenkins

Panellists: Nick Cullinan, Yana Peel and Hannah Rothschild

03     11:30-12:30     Clock Tower Marquee

Munich: Countdown to Catastrophe
talks to Frances Osborne
The thriller writer on politics, power and his new book about two Oxford friends reunited at the Munich Conference, 1938, during the countdown to war

Note: All guests attending this session will receive a complimentary copy of Munich

04    11:30-12:30     Great Hall

PANEL: Zionism: 100 years of the Balfour Declaration
Two historians and a novelist debate how the British promise of a Jewish homeland dramatically changed the history of the Middle East
Chair: David Reynolds
Panellists: Howard Jacobson and Simon Sebag Montefiore

05     14:00-15:00     Clock Tower Marquee

SIR HARRY EVANS in conversation with Andrew Roberts
Publisher, author, journalist; Evans has been called the greatest editor of the twentieth century. He shares his long view

06    14:00-15:00     Great Hall

RUTH ROGERS talking taste with Simon Schama
The risotto that started a revolution: Rogers on thirty years of the River Cafe

07     15:30-16:30     Clock Tower Marquee

SEBASTIAN FAULKS in conversation with Miriam Gross
From Birdsong to Where My Heart Used to Beat, the novelist on his enduring obsession with love and war

08    15:30-16:30     Great Hall

PANEL: Women in Power
Discussing the myth and the reality
Chair: Amanda Foreman
Panellists: Tina Brown, Helen Castor, Dambisa Moyo and Bettany Hughes

09     17:00-18:00     Clock Tower Marquee

TINA BROWN in conversation with Catherine Ostler
About to publish her Vanity Fair Diaries, the editor, author and mistress of reinvention on her dazzling and ever-changing career

Sunday 15 October

11     10:00-11:00     Clock Tower Marquee

IAN McEWAN in conversation with Geordie Greig
The works, the prizes, the films…Ian McEwan’s life in books

12     10:00-11:00     Great Hall

PANEL: A very Cliveden topic: politics, sex and scandal
All about our favourite dangerous liaisons
Michael Gove MP
Richard Davenport-Hines, Suzannah Lipscomb, John Preston and Hallie Rubenhold

13     11:30-12:30     Clock Tower Marquee

A Life in History
LADY ANTONIA FRASER talks to Andrew Roberts
The grande dame of British history has led a life as eventful as one of her subjects

14     11:30-12:30     Great Hall

PANEL: Russia 1917-2017: From Tsars and Lenin to Putin and Trump
Discussing a century of revolution
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Panellists: Anne Applebaum, Helen RappaportVictor SebestyenRadek Sikorski and Robert Service

15     13:30-14:30     Clock Tower Marquee

Drama – How to put History on Screen
AMANDA FOREMAN talks to Daisy Goodwin and Natalie Livingstone
Foreman on the pain and the pleasure of her biography becoming an Oscar-winning bodice-ripper, The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley

16     13:30-14:30     Great Hall

PANEL: Topsy –turvy politics and the new world order
A look at Brexit and what’s nexit
Sarah Vine
Panellists: Michael Gove MP and Kwasi Kwarteng MP

17     15:00-16:00     Clock Tower Marquee

The Poetry of War
ALLIE ESIRI with special guest actors reading poems about war from her new anthology, A Poem for Every Day of the Year

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