Ways with Words is offering Devon-based students the opportunity to attend this year’s festival at Dartington Hall for free. Over the years, the Ways With Words Bursary Scheme has enabled hundreds of young people to experience the festival as Rover-Pass holders.
This year, to mark the festival’s 20th anniversary, Ways With Words is offering 20 more bursaries to students aged 17-25 who are passionate about books, ideas and current affairs.
The Telegraph Ways with Words Festival of Words and Ideas is held annually amidst the stunning medieval backdrop of Dartington Hall and regularly attracts the best writers from a wide variety of fields.
This year’s line up includes writers, poets, comedians, historians, environmentalists, philosophers and prominent media figures. Just some of the famous names that will be speaking at the event include: Melyvn Bragg, Marcus Brigstocke, AC Grayling, Douglas Hurd, Harry Hill, Maureen Lipman, Howard Marx, Mary Warnock and Robert Winston.
The bursary students can hear any of these speakers ask them questions and maybe have a drink with them.
The festival runs from July 8-18 and bursaries cover the cost of either a five-day or 10-day Rover Pass.
The full festival programme is available online at www.wayswithwords.co.uk
Interested, enthusiastic students should contact Ways with Words for more information and a bursary application form. Telephone Kate Oliver or Taryn Dennis on 01803 867373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org