What to expect
From performances to workshops, postal packs to walks and tours, you can find a range of online and in-person events at this year's festival — as organisers work hard to create another brilliant and varied programme of events and activities.
As ever, the festival programme explores a wide range of topics rooted in fascinating humanities research, including everything from the future of our high streets to the urgent global issue of urban air pollution. Browse by programme theme here.
There are hundreds of free events and activities taking place across the country, led by researchers and staff at universities and research organisations, in collaboration with local cultural and community partners. As well as the individual events and small series, each year we have a small number of festival Hubs which present programmes of events responding to the histories, cultures and communities of their local areas and are aimed at a variety of ages and interests. Learn more about our festival Hubs below.