A talk in March 2020, just before the first lockdown of the Covid-19 era.

I am an experienced public speaker and am always happy to give talks to groups, either online or in person. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact form. I specialise in the history of women’s reproductive health, women’s lives, and health more broadly in the seventeenth century and have a suite of off-the-peg talks available to offer. I am happy to discuss a more specialised or specific talk on request.

“Maladies and Medicine: Health and Healing in the Seventeenth Century.”

“Sir John Floyer, The Measure of the Man.”

“Midwives and their Women: Inside the Seventeenth-century Birthing Chamber.”

The Gossips’ Choice: researching and writing historical fiction using the casenotes of historical figures”

“The Murderess Sarah Malcolm” – listen to my discussion on the Killing Time podcast with Rebecca Rideal here.

“A woman of masculine bravery: Brilliana, Lady Harley and the siege of Brampton Bryan Castle.”

Recently I worked with Forward St Barnabas and Eastern Association Productions to make a short documentary about the siege of Brampton Bryan Castle.

I have visited several University of the Third Age U3A meetings to talk about health and healing in the past.

I’d be more than happy to come and talk at literary festivals, museums, heritage groups, and writers’ groups.

You can watch one of my public talks, delivered at Harlaxton College here.