Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Essex Book Festival

2 - 15 June 2023, 19:30 - 21:00

Each year, Essex Book Festival features events in venues across the county – including ARU's campus in Chelmsford.

The festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate books in all their forms, and includes writers and artists from many different genres. We're pleased to be hosting events by Robin Ince and Polly Toynbee.

View the full Essex Book Festival line-up.