Public Speaking

I am a confident and experienced public speaker, and lecture on a wide range of archaeological and historical subjects. My particular specialisms are Anglo-Saxon burial customs, early Christianity in East Anglia, Anglo-Saxon churches and medieval monastic landscapes, but I am equally happy talking about the wider methods and techniques of field archaeology and landscape history. I am always willing to discuss other subjects for lectures.

Thank you so much for a terrific lecture on Saturday. So many people came up to me afterwards, and have written since, to say how interesting they found it and how they (like me) wished it could have been longer. You're such a gifted lecturer! The topic was fascinating, the material clearly and engagingly presented, and the results stimulating. It was just wonderful – thank you very much.

Sue Oosthuizen, Institute of Continuing Education University of Cambridge

During the last 15 years I have lectured extensively for historical and archaeological societies throughout the eastern region and beyond. Particularly notable speaking engagements include giving the 2013 Diana Bullock Memorial Lecture for the King's Lynn Town Guides, contributing to the 2011–12 Centre of East Anglian Studies winter lecture series, giving the 2009 annual Fursey Lecture for the Fursey Pilgrims and lecturing in Wymondham Abbey for the Tiffey Trails Project in 2007. During the course of my academic career I have given numerous conference papers, and in 2008 was invited to give a Medieval Archaeology Seminar at the University of Oxford.

One of the best talks I've ever heard!
East Dorset Antiquarian Society

I have often received very positive feedback from my audiences, a selection of which can be viewed by clicking here. In 2002, I was a part of a small team from the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project which won the British Archaeological Award's Graham Webster Laurels for the best contribution to education in archaeology. In 2008, I was a finalist in the English Heritage-sponsored Presentation of Heritage Research Awards held at the University of Liverpool.

Very well presented – my attention did not flag. I would like to see or book the speaker for other events.
Breaking New Ground Audience Feedback

Click here to watch a YouTube video of me giving an impromptu talk about the landscape context of the Anglo-Saxon site at Barber's Point during a wet and windswept site visit to the Aldeburgh and District Local History Society's excavations in September 2013.

Should you wish to book me to speak to your group, please contact me using this form.