Over 20 years ago I was the Faculty Director for Design History at the Inchbald School of Design and since then I have lectured extensively for The Arts Society (NADFAS), the NACF (National Arts Collections Fund), The Oxford Italian Association and other groups
I specialise in garden history in England from 1600 and history of French and Italian gardens.
I am always happy to discuss creating a bespoke lecture for a particular occasion.
I have listed here my current lecture titles
Romans and Roses: A Tour of Italian Gardens from Hadrian’s Villa to the 20th Century Gardens at Ninfa
Pomp and Grandeur: The Gardens of the Stuart Court
Parterre and Wilderness: English Gardens of the late 17th Century
All Nature is a Garden: William Kent and the Birth of the English Landscape Movement
The Grand Tour: The Perils and Pleasures of the 18th Century Traveller’s Journey to Italy
From Vanbrugh to Repton: The Eighteenth Century and the English Landscape Gardens
From the Picturesque to Paxton: The Changing Style of Gardens in the early 19th Century
The Life and Work of Sir Joseph Paxton: Bestriding the World like a Colossus
An Ideal Partnership: Lutyens and Jekyll
Twentieth Century English Gardens
Twentieth Century Women Gardeners
After Miss Jekyll English Gardens of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries
Please contact me using the details below or on the Contact page if you would like more information.