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.

To ask about David speaking at your event, please contact Toby Mossop at Chartwell Speakers (toby@chartwellspeakers.com); for literary or charity events, please contact events@davidlough.uk.



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."


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

Previous Speaking Engagements


American Friends of the London Library, Washington DC

Association of Solicitor Investment Managers, Edinburgh; London


Barclays Capital

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, 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

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival, Kent

Churchill Centre UK, Chartwell Branch

Churchill Club of Iceland, Reykjavik

Churchill College, Cambridge

Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa, Canada

Winston Churchill Society of Michigan, USA

Churchill War Rooms, London

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

Guildford Book Festival, Surrey



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 & Tunbridge Wells, 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

Illinois State Bar – ISBA Mutual Insurance Company, Chicago; London







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





Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Mayor’s Charity Dinner

Road Scholar Transatlantic Sailing on board the Queen Mary II from New York to Southampton

The Royal Oak Foundation, New York, Washington DC, Boston and Philadelphia, USA

Royal Society of Medicine, London

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

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant, Hampshire

Strone House Literary Salon, Perthshire

Swan & Pen Society, University of Buckingham



Tonbridge School Parents Arts Society, Kent

The Other Club of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA



U3A Kent

University of Buckingham, London

University Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA





Walham & Parsons Green Conservatives, London

WealthBriefing UK, London

Wellington College, Berkshire

Westminster School, London

Whitstable Literary Festival, Kent