MALMESBURY’S fifth Philosophytown Festival will feature a series of speakers from across the country.

The three-day event is being held jointly with the Philosophical Society of England, which is celebrating its centenary.

An introduction to the festival, and a talk entitled 100 Years of Philosophy, by George MacDonald Ross, takes place on October 19, from 5pm until 6.30pm, at the Old Bell Hotel.

The next day a variety of speakers, including Richard Norman, Kent University’s Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, will give talks at Abbey House Gardens Library throughout the day.

The event concludes on October 21 with a talk and debate from 9.30am until noon at the Old Bell Hotel.

Catherine Doody, who works on the festival, said: “We have two wonderful venues. This year won’t be as packed, so there will be more time to think. We have great, wonderful people coming to speak.

“We’re hoping for a full house and it looks like it’s going that way, so people need to be quick if they want to get in.

“Malmesbury is very much becoming a philosophy town.”

For a full programme, visit Tickets are available from Ian Henderson on (01666) 826051.