David Lough is an experienced speaker at many different events - conferences; formal or informal lunches or dinners to entertain business or personal guests; or literary festivals. If you are interested in David speaking at an event please email

Comments by festival and event organisers:


"You had the audience in your hands and one rightly said it was the best ever. It steered that difficult course between academia and entertainment. It was superb"; 


"Your speech was brilliant - we didn't want it to end!"; "an excellent and witty speech"; "a great presentation";


"I was honoured to be there and enjoyed the presentation immensely"; "thanks again for an outstanding event yesterday - evidenced by a substantial number of emails sent by our members."


"Thank you so much for your splendid talk last night. You were such a success. I have received some wonderful feedback. Everyone was clearly entranced by your enthralling anecdotes about Churchill’s tangled finances!"


"A huge thank you ... what a fantastic way to start the festival weekend!"; "David Lough was one of the best speakers I've heard - he made a subject in which I had no particular interest beforehand fascinating. I'd have happily listened for an hour."


"Thank you so much for your excellent talk. The reaction of the members I spoke to afterwards was without exception that it had been one of our very best meetings."


"David Lough Hits a Home Run. The Awards Dinner was as good as any of our productions over the last thirty years. I am not sure how we will top it next year..."

Fri 20 Apr 2018 Evening St. George's Day Mayoral Dinner, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate, Surrey By invitation

Author David Lough will be the keynote speaker at the St. George’s Day Mayoral Dinner for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.  Further details available from Beverley Barry, Corporate Events Officer –

All the proceeds from the evening will be divided between SSAFA, a military charity, and the Reigate and Redhill Live at Home Scheme.

Wed 25 Apr 2018 7pm ISBA Mutual Insurance Company Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, London, SW1 By invitation
Mon 14 May 2018 Evening - TBA Swan & Pen Society, University of Buckingham TBA, University of Buckingham Open to the public

For more information please contact Ian Orton at

Thu 21 Mar 2019 11.30 a.m. The Royal Society of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE By invitation

Previous Speaking Engagements


American Friends of the London Library, Washington DC

Association of Solicitor Investment Managers, Edinburgh; London


Barclays Capital

Blenheim Palace, Oxford

Book Passage, Corte Madera, California

Books and Books, Miami, Florida

Books Unbound, Hammersmith, London

The Boston Athenaeum, USA

The Britain Club, Westminster

The Bunbury Society, Kent



Cabinet War Rooms, London

Canterbury Arts Festival, Kent

Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent

Central Law Training, London

Chartwell Bookstore, New York

Churchill Centre UK, Chartwell Branch

Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa, Canada

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival, Kent

Clement James Centre, London

Cliveden House Hotel, Taplow

Cornelian Asset Managers, Edinburgh

Cripps LLP, London

Cryptos Society, The Reform Club, London

33rd International Churchill Conference, Washington DC





English-Speaking Union, West Kent; and Eastbourne branches

English-Speaking Union, Massachusetts

Eton College, History and Literature Societies

Euromoney, Tokyo


The Financial Services Forum, London

Fishbourne Loves Books, Chichester

FT Weekend Oxford Literature Festival



Gallé Literary Festival, Sri Lanka

GardaWorld, London; and Washington

Global Finance Foreign Exchange Awards Dinner 2017, London

Global Finance Private Banking Awards Dinner 2017, New York

Grant’s Interest Rate Observer Annual Conference, New York



The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, London

The Hall and St. Christopher’s Schools, Hampstead, London

Handelsbanken Sweden: Linköping, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Örebrö, Katrineholm, Växjö, Kristianstadt, Helsinborg

Handelsbanken UK: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chorley, Darlington & The Dales, Exeter, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Worcester, Wilmslow

Heartwood Wealth Management, Tonbridge, Kent

Hexham Book Festival, Cumbria


Institutional Investor, Tokyo

International Churchill Society, UK: Chartwell, Kent

International Churchill Society, Canada: Toronto, Ontario

International Churchill Societies, USA: Ann Arbor; Michigan, San Francisco, Washington DC, Seattle, Washington, New York, Milwaukee







Lavenham Literary Festival, Suffolk

The Law Society, London

The London Library Founders’ Circle; and Legacy Club

London Wall Partners LLP, London



The Other Other Club of Madison, Wisconsin



The National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Trust, Chartwell

The National Trust for Scotland, Patrons’ Club

The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, Nantucket; Boston, USA

The New England Historical & Genealogical Society, Boston, USA

North Dorset Conservative Association

New England Churchillians, Boston



The Oxford & Cambridge Club, London

The Oregon Historical Society, Portland



67 Pall Mall Club, London

Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA), London

Probus Clubs: Ashdown; Horsham; and Tunbridge Wells





The Royal Oak Foundation, New York; Philadelphia, USA

Royal Tunbridge Wells Festival, Kent

Ruffer LLP, London

Rye Arts Festival, East Sussex


The Securities Institute, London

Sedbergh School & Historical Society, Cumbria

Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset

The Somerset Club, Boston, USA

Strone House Literary Salon, Perthshire



Tonbridge School Parents Arts Society, Kent

The Other Other Club of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA



U3A Kent

University Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA





Walham & Parsons Green Conservatives, London

WealthBriefing UK, London

Wellington College, Berkshire

Westminster School, London