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2014 films

Click on the links to see film footage recorded from the following BookFest 2014 events

Snowden: traitor or hero?

Professor Sir David Omand, Luke Harding, Ewen Macaskill, and Professor Richard Aldrich are chaired by Ben Fenton to discuss Edward Snowden's actions.

Tony Mendez - the real "Argo"

Tony and Jonna Mendez in conversation with Dr Chris Moran about the real-life stories behind the film Argo.

Women, War and Secrecy

Clare Mulley, Susan Ottaway and Noreen Riols in conversation with Dr Kate Vigurs, delving into the amazing stories of women spies and their heroic work towards winning World War II.

Writing History: the rise of historical fiction

William Palmer, Andrew Crumey and Anita Mason, chaired by Michael Hulse, in a discussion on historical fiction and the challenges of writing history.

Louis de Bernières

Louis de Bernières talks about and reads from his poetry collection Imagining Alexandria, chaired by Michael Hulse.

James Secord

James Secord talks about his work Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age, chaired by Dr Ross Forman.


Filming provided by Ben Cook.