Our 2014 Festival will take place from Thursday 9th October to Sunday 12th October.
Please see the programme under Events.
NB Please note that tickets are now available for purchase for programme event (12) Showing of the film entitled Hannah Arendt (2012), and for programme event (13) David Leech - Cambridge Platonists.
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)