Maritime History at Weymouth Leviathan

We didn’t set out for Leviathan’s programme to have such a strong maritime history stream, but that’s indisputably and gloriously what we’ve got.

For millennia, stories brought home from ocean voyages were their age’s science-fiction. Villains sailed beyond morality and the law, heroes pure and contradictory arose, catastrophes struck, new worlds were discovered and the unimaginable became real.

From monsters of the Jurassic oceans, to Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, through to the British Empire’s Royal Navy and the first British aircraft carrier, we’ve classic stories aplenty being told.

  • Dr James Davey, ‘In Nelson’s Wake’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Saturday 12 March, 14:00 – 15:00
  • David Childs CBE, ‘Mary Rose: Fighting the French’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Saturday 12 March, 11:00 – 12:00
  • J D Davies, ‘Samuel Pepys and Charles II’s Navy’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 March, 12:30 – 13:30
  • Richard Dunn, ‘Re-finding Longitude’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 March, 11:00 – 12:00
  • Brian Lavery, ‘The Birth of Naval Aviation’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Saturday 12 March, 09:30 – 10:30
  • Tom Cunliffe, ‘In the Wake of Heroes’ Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 March, 15:30 – 16:30
  • Barbara Tomlinson, ‘Rock and Tempest’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 March, 09:30 – 10:30
  • Stuart Morris, ‘Royal Navy at Portland: Henry VIII to today’, Old Rooms Inn, Saturday 12 March, 11:00 – 12:00
  • Philip Browne, ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pierce and Wreck of the Halsewell’, Old Rooms Inn, Sunday 13 March, 12:30 – 13:30
  • Anne Collier, ‘Raleigh and Religion: Weymouth and the New World’, Old Rooms Inn, Sunday 13 March, 14:00 – 15:00
  • Selwyn Williams, ‘Treasure of the Golden Grape’, Old Rooms Inn, Saturday 12 March, 12:30 – 13:30
  • Sam Scriven, ‘Leviathans of the Jurassic Ocean’, Pilgrim House, Sunday 13 March, 15:30 – 16:30

If you like the sound of those, don’t forget to book your tickets and we’ll see you in March.

Eventbrite - Weymouth Leviathan: Maritime Literary Festival

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