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."
|Fri 12 Apr 2019||TBA||The Churchill Club of Iceland||The British Embassy, Laufásvegur 31, Reykjavik, Iceland||By invitation||
David Lough will be speaking to the Churchill Club of Iceland at the British Embassy in Reykjavik about his most recent book ‘Darling Winston, forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother’.
|Sat 13 Apr 2019||TBA||The Churchill Club of Iceland||The Churchill Club of Iceland, Reykjavik||By invitation||
David Lough will be speaking to the Churchill Club of Iceland in Reykjavik about his book ‘No More Champagne – Churchill and His Money’.
|Fri 03 May 2019||7.30pm||The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre||The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS||Open to the public||
David sheds new light on Churchill’s curious emotional, intellectual and personal world and how it affected his public life.
|Sat 04 May 2019||3.30pm||Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival||Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD||Open to the public||
David Lough will be talking to Hunter Davies, author of ‘Happy Old Me: How to Live a Long Life and Really Enjoy It’. Happy Old Me is a moving yet uplifting account about the loss of his wife to cancer, what it means to be single again, coping with bereavement and the lessons he has learnt.
|Sun 05 May 2019||10.30 am||Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival||Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, 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. 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 Garden & Marquee, 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‘. More details available from the Whitstable Literary Festival website http://www.whitlit.co.uk/
|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 Darling Winston – the Letters between Winston Churchill and his Mother to guests of the Winston Churchill Society of Michigan on Sunday 19 May 2019.
|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
|Sat 15 Jun 2019||11.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.00||Churchill War Rooms||Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AQ||Open to the public||
David will be at the Churchill War Rooms to sign copies of his books No More Champagne and Darling Winston.
More information regarding the venue is available on the Imperial War Museum website: http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms
|Sat 28 Sep 2019||Exact date and time TBC||Henley Literary Festival||Henley, near Reading, Berkshire||Open to the public||
David Lough will be speaking at the Henley Literary Festival about his most recent book ‘Darling Winston – Forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother’
|Thu 17 Oct 2019||8pm||Leigh & District Historical Society||Leigh Small Village Hall, High Street, Leigh, Kent, TN11 8RL||By invitation||
David will talk about his books No More Champagne and Darling Winston and shed new light on Churchill’s curious emotional, intellectual and personal world and how it affected his public life.
|Thu 24 Oct 2019||6.30 for 7pm||Worshipful Company of Broderers||Mercers' Hall, 6 Frederick's Place, London, EC2R 8AB||By invitation||
David Lough will be speaking at the Associated Companies Dinner of The Worshipful Company of Broderers in the City of London