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Talk, Tue 27 Mar 2018, free entry

Witches WAGS Wideboys

Witches WAGS Wideboys


A fascinating, interactive day of discussion examines the role of place, gender and class in the Essex stereotype and what it is to ‘be’ Essex. The event, organised by Anglia Ruskin University, Essex Business School at the University of Essex, and Essex County Council, brings together various people academics and authors, including Essex Book Festival writer-in-residence Syd Moore and Festival Director Ros Green.

Cash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Currency ExchangeDisabled toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostFacilities for conferencing

Parking available.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 27 Mar 2018


Free entry

Booking essential via Eventbrite


Essex Book Festival


Wivenhoe Park,



See location of University of Essex: Colchester Campus on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87592 Long: 0.94333

By Road:
If approaching the University from London and the South via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester Central. If approaching from Ipswich and the North on the A12, take the exit marked Colchester. Follow the signs to the University. Once on campus you should follow the signs to the Visitors Car Park. You may park in any of the car parks providing you are displaying a valid parking permit. Disabled parking is available in the Visitors Car Park

By Public Transport:
Local Buses:
The University is served by the following Firstgroup buses:
From Colchester Railway Station: 78 and 78A to Valley Road;
From Colchester Bus Station: 74, 76, 77, 78 and 78A.
Ask for the 'South Courts stop'.

By Train:
Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester (North Station) at approximately half-hourly intervals; the journey takes under an hour. Services also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Clacton/Walton

By Taxi:
There are taxi ranks at Colchester North Station, Colchester Bus Station and in the town centre. The journey to the University normally takes about ten minutes and you should ask for the University Visitor's Car Park.

Parking: free


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Parking available.