I give talks on a range of subjects for a variety of different groups from local general interest groups, U3A, Art and Antique societies and groups, Universities and special interest professional bodies. I currently offer eight different lectures. These are fully illustrated and about one hour in length. Different subjects and groups can always be accommodated – please get in touch if you think I can help.
- 1951, The Festival of Britain, A Nation Celebrated. Art, Architecture and Design in Post War Britain.
- The History of Great Exhibitions, World’s Fairs and Expos, 1851 to the present day with a focus on the British contribution.
- The Crafts in St Ives and West Cornwall in the 20th Century, pottery, furniture and other diverse crafts practices that flourished amongst the artists.
- The Post War New towns, Stevenage and Harlow to Milton Keynes – heroic architecture or a concrete mistake?
- William Morris the legacy of a great Victorian polymath.
- Post War silver production – A traditional craft pursuing a new identity.
- The British Empire Exhibition, Wembley 1924-25. The last great display of Empire.
- The market for antiques in the UK today – or – why no one wants to buy your wardrobe.