Four Nations History Festival

Exploring the Distinct and Connected Histories of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England

Friday 25 October 2019 – Saturday 26 October 2019

Pontio, Bangor University

We are delighted to announce that historians David Starkey, Lucy Worsley and David Olusoga are the guest speakers at the first Four Nations History Festival at Bangor University on 25–26th October 2019.

Led by the University’s School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences the festival is a community event, which will involve Storiel museum, the historic Bangor Cathedral and diverse heritage and tourism organisations. The festival will explore the shared yet distinct histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and will bring together leading and emerging scholars in this fascinating and multifaceted field.

David Starkey CBE is a constitutional historian who has written over 20 books and has presented numerous programmes on television and radio. Lucy Worsley OBE is Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and a presenter of historical programmes such as The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain (2014) and Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016). David Olusoga OBE is an historian, broadcaster and film-maker who is a Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.

To register your attendance to the full programme, please email Tell us how many are in your party and which days you plan to attend, either: All or Friday Only or Saturday Only. We will confirm your registration.

Tickets for the David Olusoga, David Starkey and Lucy Worsley lectures are available separately at

The festival is generously sponsored by the Tom and Raj Parry Jones Endowment.