My illustrated lectures are well researched, entertaining and informative talks on a variety of subjects and are suitable for any Women's Institute, U3A or club, association or corporate gathering.
Each lecture lasts about 45 minutes which allows time for a discussion or questions afterwards.
All lectures are accompanied by a Powerpoint presentation of photographs using my own projector. Please contact me for prices and to book.
The Medieval Churches of Romney Marsh
From smuggling to art and literature, this lecture looks at 4 of the 14 churches, each of which is unique in character
Darling Buds of May Countryside
Re-visit 1950's Kent & discover the secrets behind the filming and some of the locations and stars involved in the making of the TV Series.
Smuggling on Romney Marsh
From the gangs to the ringleaders, your group will enjoy discovering more about this age-old activity in this part of Kent
Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral has some of the best stained glass in this country - find out why & how it was made as well as looking at some of the stories it tells
Sissinghurst Castle Garden & Vita Sackville-West
Explore this garden whilst learning about it's famous gardener & writer, daughter of the Sackvilles of Knole & wife of Harold Nicolson
Hopping in East Kent
Find out more about hopping, picked for years by Londoners who made Kent their Summer holiday
Armchair Guide to Folkestone & Sandgate
These resorts were popular with some of our Royals as well as famous folk wanting to take the waters for a cure
Folklore of East Kent
Green Men, the Hooden Horse & Morris Dancing are some of the local folklore & old customs explored in this talk
Mapp & Lucia's Rye
The Ancient Town of Rye forms the backdrop to a series of novels by E F Benson, made into a TV Series in 2014
The Canterbury Tales
Explore some of the well-known stories told by pilgrims on their way to the Shrine of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury
The English Landscape Garden & Capability Brown
'Capability' as he became known was a creator of some wonderful landscape gardens and this talk will explore his life as well as his gardens