Richard’s main areas of interest are literature, theatre and film. He is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society and has lectured for many societies in Britain and Europe. He has also lectured for Gresham College at the Museum of London, the Ludlow Georgian Festival, and many times at the National Army Museum.
All Richard’s lectures can be delivered in-person or virtually, and more details of them can be found here.
The Strand Magazine – An Illustrated History in 60 Years
P G Wodehouse in London – ‘Welcome home, Jeeves!’
P G Wodehouse and the magazine short story
Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers in London
Sherlock Holmes From Page to Screen – The Evolution and Revolution of an Icon
Conan Doyle Among the Illustrators
Sherlock Holmes and his Contemporaries
Arthur Conan Doyle in London – A Stout Heart in the Great Cesspool
Conan Doyle at War – From ‘The White Company’ to the Western Front
Duty Before Fiction – Arthur Conan Doyle and the Boer War
The Great Divide – Arthur Conan Doyle and the Great War
Shakespeare’s London and the First Folio
David Niven and Friends – From Movie Extra to Hollywood Institution
Alfred Hitchcock’s London – Shaping a City for Suspense
The Flashman Stories and the Film Screenplays of George MacDonald Fraser
Jack Wild – The Lost Voices of an Artful Dodger
Talking About Audiobooks
“Ralph Lynn Asks You To Laugh Again”: The Painstaking Art of a Master of Mirth
Novelist, Playwright, Teacher and Soldier: The Remarkable Careers of Ian Hay
Pictorial Perfection: Gabrielle Ray and the Art of the Theatre Postcard
The Theatrical Exploits of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
‘Dreadful Walls of Newgate’: Dickens’ Oliver Twist and the Architecture of Justice.
Shadows in the Smoke: Bleak House and Dickens’ Legal London.
Ghosts of Ice and Fog: Investigating the Landscape of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.