David Lough is an experienced speaker at many different types of events - conferences, lectures, awards dinners, formal or informal lunches or dinners to entertain business or personal guests, charity events and literary festivals. You can catch a flavour of the types of audience to whom he has spoken in many countries by running through the list at the foot of this page.
David will tailor his talk to the particular audience or subject you may have in mind. A selection of some of the titles on which he has spoken is:
British Prime Ministers and their money - from Walpole to Blair Churchill and the art of the deal The Churchills and the Spencers Churchill's fixer: Brendan Bracken Churchill's ghosts Churchill's dark hours and dragons Churchill in Canada Churchill - shaped by inheritance? Churchill as an investor Churchill in India Churchill's secret second world war fortune Churchill and his lawyers Churchill in Scotland Churchill and trump - birds of a feather? Churchill and his mother - distant or close? Churchill and the cinema The private Churchill - through his portraits Educating Churchill How honest was Churchill? How to lose it - lessons from Winston Churchill Journeys with history Searching for Churchill's money Selling Chartwell What price leadership? Churchill and his money"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..."
"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."
|Thu 20 Dec 2018||1.15pm - 2.15pm||National Portrait Gallery||St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE||Open to the public||
David will be speaking at the National Portrait Gallery about his new book Darling Winston – Forty Years of Letters between Winston Churchill and His Mother at lunchtime on Thursday 20 December.
|Thu 21 Mar 2019||11.30 a.m.||Retired Fellows Society||Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE||By invitation||
David Lough will talk about the threads between Winston Churchill’s private and public lives to the Retired Fellows Society of the Royal Society of Medicine at its London headquarters.
|Sat 04 May 2019||TBA||Chiddingstone Literary Festival||Chiddingstone Castle, nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AD||Open to the public||
David Lough, editor of Darling Winston (the letters between Winston Churchill and his American mother Jennie Jerome), will appear alongside Donald Sturrock, editor of Love from Boy (the letters of Roald Dahl to his mother) at Chiddingstone Literary Festival on the weekend of 4-5 May 2019. They will discuss the relationships of these two extraordinary figures with their mothers, as revealed by their letters.
|Sat 11 May 2019||4.45pm||The Whitstable Literary Festival 2019||All Saints Vicarage, Church Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PG||Open to the public||
David Lough will be joining other esteemed authors and guests in the beautiful seaside setting of Whitstable in Kent to talk at this Churchill themed event about his books ‘No More Champagne’ and ‘Darling Winston‘.
|Wed 15 May 2019||Evening||Royal Oak Foundation, Washington DC||National Churchill Library, University of Washington, Washington DC, USA||Open to the public||
David Lough will be talking about his new book ‘My Darling Winston – the Letters between Winston Churchill and his Mother’ to guests of the Royal Oak Foundation and the National Churchill Library and Centre at the University of Washington in Washington DC on Wednesday 15 May 2018.
|Thu 16 May 2019||Evening||The Royal Oak Foundation, Boston||Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, USA||By invitation||
David Lough will be talking about his new book ‘Darling Winston – forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother’ to The Royal Oak Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
|Fri 17 May 2019||12.00||University Club of Chicago||Chicago, USA||By invitation||
David Lough will be talking about his new book My Darling Winston – the Letters between Winston Churchill and his Mother to members and guests of the University Club of Chicago in their Friday Lunchtime Lectures series on Friday 17 May.
|Sun 19 May 2019||12.00||Winston Churchill Society of Michigan||Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan||By invitation||
David Lough will be talking about his new book My Darling Winston – the Letters between Winston Churchill and his Mother to guests of the Winston Churchill Society of Michigan on Sunday 19 may 2018.
|Mon 20 May 2019||Evening||The Royal Oak Foundation, Philadelphia||Union League Club, Philadelphia, USA||By invitation||
David Lough will be talking about his new book ‘Darling Winston – forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother’ to The Royal Oak Foundation in Philadelphia, USA.
|Wed 22 May 2019||Evening||The Royal Oak Foundation, New York||New York, USA||Open to the public||
David Lough will be talking about his new book My Darling Winston – the Letters between Winston Churchill and his Mother to members and guests of the Royal Oak Foundation in New York on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
|Fri 24 May 2019||24-30 May 2019||Road Scholar on board the QM2||Sailing from New York on 24 May 2019||Open to the public||
Churchill’s Finest Hour, A Transatlantic Voyage on the QM2
David Lough will the resident expert on board the QM2 giving daily lectures on Winston Churchill, including on his military, political and writing careers.
More information and full itinerary available from the US educational travel organisation Road Scholar