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. If you are interested in arranging an event, please please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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David always tailors his talks to the particular audience or subject you may have in mind. A selection of some of the titles on which he has spoken appears below:
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? 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
TermsDavid will not usually ask for a fee when speaking at a public event in the first few months after publication of a book or for a charity event with which he a personal affinity. At literary festivals, David will be guided by festival's normal terms and the Society of Author's festival guidelines. At other events, David will agree a fee depending on the type of occasion, audience, planned admission charges, any filming or recording plans, book sale arrangements and travel involved.
"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..."
|Thu 20 Sep 2018||6.30pm||David Lough||The London Library, 14 St. James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LG||By invitation||
This is the official launch party for ‘Darling Winston – Forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother’. Also open to members of the Founders’ Circle of the London Library.
|Sat 22 Sep 2018||Afternoon||Churchill College Cambridge||Churchill College Cambridge||By invitation||
David Lough and Dr Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, will be in conversation for the annual gathering of the alumni of Churchill College Cambridge about their forthcoming books, Darling Winston (Head of Zeus) and How Churchill Waged War (Pen & Sword).
|Thu 11 Oct 2018||2 p.m.||Guildford Book Festival: www.guildfordbookfestival.com||The Guildhall, 131 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA||Open to the public||
David will be discussing his new book, Darling Winston: Forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother.
Register your interest with Guildford Book Festival here.
|Tue 06 Nov 2018||8pm||Tonbridge School||Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP||By invitation||
‘Darling Winston – Forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and His Mother’. A talk and reading by David Lough.
Further details available from Tonbridge School Parents’ Arts Society
|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.
|Thu 21 Mar 2019||11.30 a.m.||The Royal Society of Medicine||1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE||By invitation|
|Wed 22 May 2019||22-30 May 2019||Road Scholar on board the QM2||Sailing from New York on 22 May 2019||Open to the public||
Churchill’s Finest Hour, A Transatlantic Voyage on the QM2
David Lough is the resident expert on board the QM2 giving insightful lectures into the political and military career of Winston Churchill, including his roles during the Boer War, Gallipoli and World War II.
More information and full itinerary available from Road Scholar