Suzannah is an engaging public speaker and has given many talks and lectures at universities, museums, galleries, history societies, clubs and schools.
Here she is giving a TEDx talk at St Paul’s School:
Please click here to read feedback from one of Suzannah’s recent audiences, or please contact her broadcast agent (see Contact page) if you’d like to ask her to come and talk to your group.
Upcoming public talks
- BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend, ‘Tudors vs Plantagenets’, with Dan Jones, 26 October 2013. Find out more.
- ThoughtOut, UEA London, ’Public Intellectualism Today’, 12 November 2013.Find out more.
Recent public talks
- Media Evolution Conference, Malmo, Sweden, opening keynote speaker, ‘Learning from the Past’, 21 August 2013.
- English Heritage Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall, ‘Scars on the Landscape: Encountering the Dissolution of the Monasteries’, 21 July 2013.
- Department for Transport, DEFRA and DCLG History Society, ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 3 June 2013.
- V&A, ‘Fit for a King: Power, Glory & Fashion at the Tudor Court’, 18 May 2013.
- BBC History Magazine, Talking Tudors Day, ‘The Anne Boleyn Controversies’, 28 April 2013.
- Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge, ’1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII’, 3 November 2012.
- Throckmorton Literary Festival at Coughton Court, ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 23 September 2012.
- World Monuments Fund at the Royal Geographical Society, ‘Behind Closed Doors: The Hidden Histories of Great Buildings’ with Hallie Rubenhold, 12 September 2012.
- Latitude Festival - ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 13 July 2012.
- Villiers Park Educational Trust, ‘Breaking the Silence: Finding the Ordinary Women of Sixteenth-Century France’, 9 July 2012.
- The Making of a Monarchy for the Modern World, Kensington Palace, 6-8 June – chaired a panel on ‘Redefining Monarchy for the Modern World’, 8 June 2012.
- The Boleyn Festival at Blickling Hall – ’1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII’, 19 May 2012.
- The Tower of London (BBC History Magazine in association Historic Royal Palaces) with Dan Jones- ’Plantagenets vs Tudors: Which dynasty mattered more?’, 17 May 2012.
- Kenilworth Castle (English Heritage) – ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 16 May 2012
And at many, many schools… Popular titles for talks include:
- ‘Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII?’
- ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’
- ‘The Tudors: The Dynasty that Made England’
- ’1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII’
- ‘Anne Boleyn: Heroine or Villain?’
- ‘Breaking the Silence: Finding the Ordinary Women of Sixteenth-Century France’
- ‘Is the Past a Foreign Country?’
- ‘Learning from the Past’
Some of her more notable previous talks include:
- Texas State University, United States: ‘Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII?’ 3 October 2013.
- Media Evolution Conference, Malmo, Sweden: ‘Opening Keynote Speaker, ‘Learning from the Past’, 21 Aug 2013
- Society of Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture 2011
- Historical Association at the British Library 2009
- A Panorama of History Weekend
- Christ Church, Oxford Special Interest Weekend
- University College, Dublin
- Texas State University
- University of Austin at Texas
- Queen Mary University
- University of Oxford
- The College of William and Mary
- Fordham University
- Salisbury University
- The University of Maryland
- James Madison University
- Washington & Lee University
- Georgetown University
- University of East Anglia
- University of Lancaster
Museums and galleries
- Hampton Court Palace
- The Mary Rose Museum
- National Portrait Gallery
Please email her broadcast agent (see Contacts page) if you’d like to ask her to come and talk to your group.
This feedback was gathered after a talk given to sixth-form students at Villiers Park Educational Trust in July 2012:
- ‘Suzannah was really engaging’
- ‘Dr Lipscomb was extremely useful in showing the possibilities after a history degree. It was clear that she was passionate and an expert in her field
- ‘Suzannah’s talk was most enjoyable and she was a really engaging speaker’
- ‘Excellent speaker, thoroughly enjoyable talk’
- ‘Someone who is so profoundly passionate about a particular subject and specific area was great and really got me excited about a subject I knew nothing about previously’
- ‘It was a great way for us to experience a university style lecture. It was really enjoyable’
- ‘A very inspirational speaker’
- ‘Suzannah was amazing’
- ‘Interesting and engaging, very knowledgeable and inspiring’