Tickets & Special Discounts

1-Day Festival Pass: £50 - For the 21st January 2023

1-Day Festival Pass: £50 - For the 22nd January 2023

2-Day Festival Pass: £80 - For both the 21st and 22nd January 2023
All Festival Pass: £85 - For 20th, 21st and 22nd January 2023


Alternatively, single tickets cost £13.50 for each individual talk.
Purchase two tickets to one talk for £12 each, 3 or more for £11 each.
  Early Bird price if bought before the 10th December 2022 - £10.50 each  



Buying your Tickets:

To purchase your tickets from the secure site please scroll down this page and click on the speaker(s) you wish to see.


To book by telephone please call the Box Office on: 0333 666 3366.

(This new box office number qualifies as inclusive call minute packages for mobiles and landlines)


Tickets are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Please note:

A booking fee will be added by the ticket company ‘TicketSource’ when you buy online or via the ticket telephone line.

50% of these fees have been paid by The Lewes Speakers Festival and so the fee will amount to no more than a maximum of 5% of the price of the ticket(s). This percentage decreases if you spend more than £25.

To keep the fee to a minimum please book online and print your tickets out at home. This is free of charge.

Alternatively, TicketSource add £1.50 to the booking fee for tickets to be sent to you by post.

Any queries, please email:

ALL EVENT PASS - Friday 20th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd Janaury 2023

TWO DAY PASS - Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2023


 Friday 20th January 2023

Friday 20th January 17.30 – 18.40 The Countess of Carnarvon Seasons at Highclere: Gardening, Growing, and Cooking through the Year at the Real Downton Abbey

Friday 20th January 19.00 – 20.10 Vince Cable How to be a Politician: 2,000 Years of Good (and Bad) Advice

Saturday 21st January 2023

ALL DAY PASS - Saturday 21st January 2023

TWO DAY PASS - Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2023

Saturday 21st January 9.50 – 11.00 Angela Gallop How to Solve a Crime: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Forensics

Saturday 21st January 11.20 – 12.30 Joe Zammit-Lucia The New Political Capitalism: How Businesses and Societies Can Thrive in a Deeply Politicized World

Saturday 21st January 12.50 - 14.00 Andrea Leadsom Snakes and Ladders

Saturday 21st January 14.20 – 15.30 Kerry Brown Xi: A Study in Power

Saturday 21st January 15.50 – 17.00 Olesya Khromeychuk UKRAINE TALK - The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister      Saturday 21st January 17.20 – 18.30 Robert Hardman Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II

Saturday 21st January 18.50 – 20.00 Mark Thomas 50 Things About Us: What We Really Need to Know About Britain

Sunday 22nd January 2023

ALL DAY PASS - Sunday 22nd January 2023

TWO DAY PASS - Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2023


Sunday 22nd January 9.50 - 11.00 Anil Seth       Being You: A New Science of Consciousness     
 Sunday 22nd January 11.20 - 12.30 Diana Darke The Ottomans: A Cultural Legacy
Sunday 22nd January 12.50 - 14.00 Peter Stothard Crassus - The First Tycoon
Sunday 22nd January 14.20 – 15.30 Ian Williams The Fire of the Dragon: China’s New Cold War
Sunday 22nd January 15.50 – 17.00 Mark Galeotti Putin's Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine
Sunday 22nd January 17.20 - 18.30 Ben Robinson England's Villages: An Extraordinary Journey Through Time
Sunday 22nd January 18.50 – 20.00 Christina Lamb The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless: A True Story of Love and Compassion Amid a Pandemic