Cultural education and The Poor Man’s Eton


Internationally renowned actor (and rare books dealer) Neil Pearson talks to Michael Volpe about their extraordinary school and the lessons to be learned by today’s educators. Both were plucked from an inner city London backgrounds (and in Volpe’s case an immigrant Italian family) and their remarkable experiences at Woolverstone Hall – known as the ‘Poor Man’s Eton’ – provide the backdrop for an entertaining and enlightening hour of conversation.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.