Lucy Worsley will introduce her new children's novel set in Tudor times

Festival team

Festival Director: Sally Dunsmore

Festival Board Directors: Bruce Thew (Chairman), John Harris (President), Graham Benson (Deputy Chairman)

Special Advisor: Tony Byrne

Consultant Director of the Young People’s Programme: Nicolette Jones

Director of the Young People’s Programme: Andrea Reece

Director of Academic Programmes: Professor Jem Poster

Executive Consultant – Film, Television and Theatre: Graham Benson

Patrons:  Dame Joan Bakewell, Professor Colin Blakemore, Professor Janet Beer, Professor John Carey, Professor Richard Dawkins, Daisy Goodwin, Joanne Harris, Peter Kemp, Mark Lawson, The Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, PC, Dr David Starkey, Sir Peter Stothard

Assistant to the director: Katie Read

Festival Administrator: Louise Croft

Festival dinners administrator: Alex Oakes

Website and content editor: Derek Holmes

Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design: Bear Ram Elk

Publicity: Four Communications

Marketing: Rachel Byrne

Historic Food Advisor: Anne Menzies

Green Room Managers: Rachel Byrne and Jill Dunsmore

Programme printers: by Oxford University Press

Programme Designer: Simon Stafford

Photography: Courtesy of K T Bruce and Chris Andrews/Oxford Picture Library

Festival Stewards: We also thank all the voluntary festival stewards for their time and generous support throughout the festival.