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 06 Oct 2017 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Sherborne Douzelage The Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne, Dorset Open to the public

David Lough returns to the town of his old school, Sherborne, in Dorset, to give a talk on about his book No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money to the town’s European twinning organisation, the Douzelage. He asks:  ‘Do all great leaders have to be a little mad?’

Wed 11 Oct 2017 Morning International Churchill Society J.W. Marriott Essex House, New York Open to the public

David Lough is amongst the speakers’ line-up announced for this year’s International Churchill Society Conference that will take place at the J.W. Marriott Essex House in New York on 10-12 October.

David will address the topic Churchill and the Art of the Deal, borrowing from his extensive research for No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money to discuss Churchill’s negotiating style, which he applied equally to his private and public affairs. The conference takes place almost under the shadow of Trump Tower – whose owner has produced his own version of The Art of the Deal!

Thu 12 Oct 2017 7 p.m. Royal Oak Foundation TBA, Loondon Open to the public
Fri 13 Oct 2017 7 p.m. National Trust for Scotland USA Foundation; Nantucket Athenaeum Nantucket Athenaeum, 1 India Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA Open to the public

David Lough will speak about his book No More Champagne; Churchill and His Money at the Nantucket Atheneum on Friday 13 October at 7.00 p.m., as part of a North American tour. The event is jointly sponsored by the National Trust for Scotland USA Foundation and by the Nantucket Athenaeum.

Mon 16 Oct 2017 1900 Royal Oak Foundation Union League of Philadelphia, 140 Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA Open to the public
Tue 17 Oct 2017 Evenig The New England Historical & Genealogical Society; the National Trust of Scotland USA Boston, MA Open to the public

David Lough will be talking to a joint meeting of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and of the US Friends of the National Trust of Scotland in Boston on Tuesday 17 October 2017. For further information please enquire with either the NEHGS or email (Kirstin Bridier, director of NTS USA).

Wed 18 Oct 2017 Evening Sr Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa TBC Open to the public

David Lough, author of No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money, will speak to members of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa in the city on Wednesday 18 October 2017. He will discuss his research for the book, highlighting Churchill’s career-altering visit to the new world of Canada and the US in the summer of 1929; and his subsequent (costly) fascination with investing in start-up Canadian companies. For more details, please contact

Thu 19 Oct 2017 6 p.m. The Milwaukee Club, Milwaukee Open to the public

For further information, please contact Stacy G. Terris of ICS Wisconsin at

Fri 20 Oct 2017 12 noon University Club of Chicago 76 E Monroe St, Chicago IL 60603 Open to the public

David Lough will talk about the research for his book No More Champagne – and ask whether the chaos he found in Churchill’s personal affairs is part of an emerging pattern shared by other outstanding public leaders.

Sun 22 Oct 2017 1130 Private Calgary, Alberta, Canada By invitation

David Lough will talk to family shareholders of the Canadian company Graymont at a private gathering over the weekend of 21-22 October 2017.

Tue 24 Oct 2017 5.30 p.m. Canterbury Arts Festival Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Open to the public

Tickets now on sale at £10.50 from this page on the Canterbury Festival website.



Tue 07 Nov 2017 Evening - TBA The Wealth Management Association TBA, Loondon By invitation

David Lough, formerly founder and chief executive of Heartwood, the British wealth manager, and now an author, will speak at the annual dinner of the Wealth Management Association in London on Tuesday 7 November 2017. For more details of the dinner please contact Cheryl Chickowski of the WMA at

Sun 19 Nov 2017 1400 hrs Lavenham Literary Festival Village hall, Church St., Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QT Open to the public
Wed 29 Nov 2017 Evening - TBA St. Christopher's School; The Hall School TBA, Hampstead Open to the public

Author David Lough will talk about researching and writing to the combined pupils of the Hall and St. Christopher‘s schools in Hampstead on Wednesday 29 November. In the evening he will also talk to the parents of both schools about his book No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money. 

Sun 03 Dec 2017 12 noon Marilyn Clark, Walham & Parsons Green Conservatives Bovingdon Road, Parsons Green, London SW6 Open to the public

For more information please contact Marilyn Clark at

Mon 05 Feb 2018 Evening Charles & Nicki Crosthwaite-Eyre - King Edward VII Memorial Village Hall, Village Street, Upper Clatford, Andover, SP11 7QL Open to the public

This event is in aid of All Saints Church, Upper Clatford and the Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. For further details, please contact

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 Christ Church University, Kent

Central Law Training, London

Chartwell Bookstore, New York

Churchill Centre UK, Chartwell Branch

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival, Kent

ClementJames 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 Private Banking Awards Dinner 2017, New York



Haberdashers, The Worshipful Company of

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





The Law Society, London

The London Library Founders Circle; and Legacy Club

London Wall Partners LLP



The Other Other Club of Madison, Wisconsin


The National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Trust, Chartwell

The National Trust for Scotland, Patrons’ Club

North Dorset Conservative Association

New England Churchillians, Boston


The Oxford & Cambridge Club, London

The Oregon Historical Society, Portland



67 Pall Mall Club, London

Probus Clubs: Ashdown; Horsham; and Tunbridge Wells





Royal Tunbridge Wells Festival

Ruffer LLP

Rye Arts Festival, East Sussex


The Securities Institute, London

Sedbergh School & Historical Society, Cumbria

The Somerset Club, Boston

Strone House Literary Salon, Perthshire



Tonbridge School Parents Arts Society, Kent

The Other Other Club of Tulsa, Oklahoma



U3A Kent





WealthBriefing UK

Westminster School