Bettany Hughes with Istanbul in St Andrews

Wednesday 12th April

  • Venue Hope Park and Martyrs Church , KY16 9UY
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
  • Price range £5 - 25
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Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries – real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was known simply as The City, but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a story.

In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world’s greatest cities. Her captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate and scholarly narrative history at its finest.

Book places

Early Bird Event Book Voucher£6

These specially reduced Event Vouchers are only available for a limited time. They include attendance at the event as well as a £6 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Istanbul (RRP £25)

Scholar£5

These Event Vouchers are available for staff and students of the University of St Andrews. They include attendance at the event as well as a £5 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Istanbul (RRP £25)

Event + Book£25

These Event Voucher include attendance to the event and a copy of Istanbul (RRP £25)

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.