BBC HISTORY magazine is heading back to York for a weekend of talks and activities on everything from sugar to Poldark this November.

The history weekend is returning for York for Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26 - with more than 25 events at the Yorkshire Museum and the nearby Hospitium.

The York line-up includes politician and author Roy Hattersley, who will be discussing is new book 'The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day'.

Sunday night TV favourite Poldark will get a mention when Hannah Grieg, a lecturer in 18th-century British history at the University of York and a historical consultant on the drama, will be delving into 18th ornwall & the world of Poldark.

Author James Walvin will tell the story of 'Sugar: a world corrupted' taking listeners from Atlantic slavery to modern global obesity.

The York weekend - taking place for the third consecutive year - is one of two being staged by the magazine.

A number of guests will speak both at the northern base, and at a southern event in Winchester.

These include author and historian Tracy Borman; renowned English historian and broadcaster Michael Wood; broadcaster and medieval historian Dan Jones; and historian, broadcaster and filmmaker David Olusoga.

More information, the full line-up for both events, and details of how to buy tickets are available online at or from 0871 620 4021.

Subscribers to BBC History Magazine get reduced rates, and there are discounts for visitors buying tickets for both festivals.