Talks & Workshops

I love lecturing. It’s a joy to be able to take the results of many a dusty archive trawl and make them come alive, and if I can persuade people to try a couple of recipes from their grandmother’s Mrs Beeton, or visit a country house and see it in a whole new light, then I know I am doing my job.

I have now retired from The Arts Society (previously NADFAS), and lecture to mainly general public audiences, with a variety of talks, tasting and occasionally workshops in heritage sites across the UK.

Past and present clients include: The National Trust; Historic Royal Palaces; English Heritage; The Bowes Museum; Salon London; Fairfax House, York; Chawton House; Ealing Museums (Gunnersbury Park & Pitzhanger Manor); the WI; the U3A; Morley literature festival; Halifax Festival, Cambridge Food Festival, York Food Festival and many others.

I have an ever-growing range of ‘off-the-peg’ options, most of which can be presented either as an hour long lecture or a 45mn talk with tastings from a relevant period, and also offer more in depth study days (or half days) I am always happy to write something new or tailor talks for a particular site.

‘Off the peg’ lectures

Study days/Half days

Upcoming Events