Art History and Music Lecturer

I have lectured on opera, song, chamber music, fiction, poetry and children’s verse all over the UK, in venues ranging the National Museum of Wales to the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Other lectures, for WNO, Buxton Opera Festival and Dorset Opera, have been specifically designed to persuade audience members to continue to support the art form. In order to do this, I have to be persuasive and entertaining, and make sure that potential donors can see as many reasons as possible for giving generously.




I believe a good talk is as effective a way of communicating information as any, and that whether it is supported by musical illustrations, pictures or video clips it is the speaker who sets the tone by constantly noting the audience’s response and responding to it in turn. Bullet-pointed presentations rarely succeed in the way a good orator can, and at the basis of my talks is a careful study of the techniques of the classical rhetoricians. Honestly, Quintilian and Cicero still have a lot to teach!

I am happy to lecture anywhere and to anybody, on subjects ranging from opera to poetry, from fiction to history, from chamber-music to Lieder, and on Wales, Italy and Japan in particular.

View example of history presentation from WNO here:



Please get in touch by email on, or by phone on 07816 662350. I look forward to hearing from you.