Friday 8th June 3.30pm – The Meakin Room 


From the rise and fall of empires in China, Persia, and Rome to the spread of the great religions and the wars of the twentieth century, this epic work illuminates how the Silk Roads shaped global history, the axis of East and West.

Join historian, author and Director of the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University Peter Frankopan, for a fascinating discussion about his magnificent, best-selling book The Silk Roads – a New History of the World with festival trustee Tristram Hunt.