Ian Mortimer


 

Future appearances

Monday-Friday 1-5 May 2017, 10:00am each day
Essential Classics, BBC Radio Three
I recorded a set of programmes recently for Essential Classics. Normally this involves a celebrated person discussing his or her favourite classical music. In this anniversary year of the Reformation, I chose instead to talk about how music informs us about the past. Thus my five programmes each have a historical theme: on Monday I talk about the Reformation and the music connected with it; on Tuesday, the early Middle Ages; on Wednesday, the later Middle Ages; on Thursday, the Renaissance; and on Friday, two pieces of music that have particularly inspired me. Also on the Friday, Sarah selects for me a piece of music for me to consider: in this case it was a piece of pre-Reformation choral music that immediately conjured up a striking image in my mind, and one for which I am very grateful. The whole series will be available in due course as a single podcast, or as a series of individual episodes. Details will appear on this page in due course.


Thursday 4 May 2017
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Sussex
A talk on my new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain. Details will follow.


Saturday 6 May 2017, 1:40pm
Plymouth Local Studies Day
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain. To be held at the Robbins Conference Centre, Gibbon Street. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.


Saturday 20 May 2017, 2pm
Friends of Torquay Museum
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain. Details available on the Museum website.


Monday 22 May 2017, 7:30pm
Bow Local History Society
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain.


Thursday 1 June 2017, 2:30pm
Hay on Wye Literary Festival
Talking about my two new books with Phil Rickman: The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain; and The Outcasts of Time. Details available from the festival website.


9 July 2017, 3pm
Cambridge Literary Festival in conjunction with the National Trust
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain. To be held at Wimpole Hall. More details will follow.


Saturday 2 September 2017
Private event
A walking tour of Dartmoor.


Wednesday 20 September 2017, 7:30pm
Moretonhampstead History Society
A discussion between myself and the historical novelist Michael Jecks on the theme of 'History and Historical Fiction: how can we tell the truth about the past?' Held in the Stable Bar of the Union Inn, Moretonhampstead. Open to the public (£3 for non-members).


Saturday 7 October 2017, 6:00pm
BBC History Magazine weekend, Winchester
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, for the Winchester event organised by BBC History Magazine. More details will follow.


Sunday 22 October 2017, 11am
Dorchester Literary Festival
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain. For further information see the festival website.


Thursday 16 November 2017
West Dartmoor U3A, Tavistock
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain.


25 November 2017, 6:50pm
BBC History Magazine weekend, York
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, for the York event organised by BBC History Magazine. More details will follow.


Wednesday 17 January 2018, 7:30pm
Moretonhampstead History Society
President's address. It may well feature The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain. Held in the Stable Bar of the Union Inn, Moretonhampstead. Open to the public (£3 for non-members).


Wednesday 25 April 2018, 7:30pm
The Lustleigh Society
A talk on the new book, The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain.