Our 2014 Festival will take place from Thursday 9th October to Sunday 12th October.
PLEASE NOTE All events now take place in The Old Bell Hotel
Please see the programme under Events.
The venue for (5)Stuart Evans talk on The Sill at 7-8pm Thursday 9th October is now changed to the Old Bell Hotel.
Please note the following talks are cancelled;
(9)Friday 10th October 2-3pm Yvonne Sharratt; Hitler's Philosophers
(5)Saturday 11 October 9:30-10:30am David Leech; The Cambridge Platonists
(16)Saturday 11 October 2-3pm Robert Fine; Hannah Arendt
Ticket holders can have a refund if requested. Alternatively, because of the inconvenience incurred you can attend any programme events free of charge in addition to those you have already purchased.
Entry to any other events will be granted on the production of a ticket for these cancelled events. If you have any queries about these events email me at
Malmesbury - A home region of philosophers, statesmen and creative thinkers:
William of Malmesbury (981-1069)
first major historian after Bede
Adelard of Bath c. 1080 - c.1152
philosopher, mathematician and translator of ancient Greek texts from Arabic
Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679)
John Locke (1632-1704)
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
founder of The Tatler and The Spectator and MP for Malmesbury
Thomas Hollis (1720-1774)
bibliophile, libertarian and Fellow of the Royal Society
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
philosopher and MP for Bristol
Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
orator and MP for Malmesbury
Edward Jenner (1749-1823)
scientist, medical doctor and pioneer immunologist
William Morris (1834-1896)
founder of the Arts and Crafts movement in his nearby home of Kelmscott Manor
Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)