James Kingston

May 8, 2022

James combined learning, generosity and humour in large and equal measure. He was a great friend to and supporter of the History Festival, both behind the scenes and on the platform. He leaves an echo in the world we will try to catch and we will always remember him with gratitude.

Yesterday the Irish Times published this obituary of James, which gives some sense of his extraordinary life.

James (right) with Carl Dinnen at our 2019 Festival.