Talks | Suzannah Lipscomb


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:


Recent Public Talks

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend, ‘Magnificence, Love and Scaffolds: Politics at the Court of Henry VIII’, 18th October 2014.
Jardine Matheson Executives, ‘Leadership Lessons from the Tudors’, October 2014.
Chalke Valley History Festival, ‘Magnificence, Love and Scaffolds’, 29th June 2014.
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, where I was an historian among scientists, speaking on the ‘Mary Rose as a Tudor Time Capsule’ and ‘Dying to be Beautiful’, June 2014.
The Tower of London, ‘The Fall of Anne Boleyn’, 27th May 2014.
Haileybury School, Speech Day, Guest Speaker, 24th May 2014.
The Directors Lecture, Ashmolean Museum, 17th May 2014.
Ipswich School, Speech Day, Guest Speaker, 16th May 2014.
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant, ‘Prince to Tyrant, What Changed Henry VIII’, 13th March 2014. 
Chalke Valley, Patrons Dinner, ‘Learning From The Past’, 7th March 2014.
The Ashmole Society, Brasenose College, ‘Breaking the Silence, 31st January 2014.
ThoughtOutUEA London, ‘Public Intellectualism Today’, 12th November 2013.
BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend, ‘Tudors vs Plantagenets’, with Dan Jones, 26th October 2013.
University of Texas at Austin, TX, US: ‘The Tudors: The Dynasty that Made Britain’, 4th October 2013.
Texas State University, TX, US: ‘Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII?’ 3rd October 2013.
Media Evolution Conference, Malmo, Sweden: ‘Learning from the Past’, opening keynote speaker, 21st August 2013.
English Heritage Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall, ‘Scars on the Landscape: Encountering the Dissolution of the Monasteries’, 21st July 2013.
Department for Transport, DEFRA and DCLG History Society, ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 3rd June 2013.
V&A, ‘Fit for a King: Power, Glory & Fashion at the Tudor Court’, 18th May 2013.
BBC History Magazine, Talking Tudors Day, ‘The Anne Boleyn Controversies’, 28th April 2013.
Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge‘1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII’, 3rd November 2012.
Throckmorton Literary Festival at Coughton Court, ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 23rd September 2012.
World Monuments Fund at the Royal Geographical Society‘Behind Closed Doors: The Hidden Histories of Great Buildings’ with Hallie Rubenhold, 12th September 2012.
Latitude Festival – ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 13th July 2012.
Villiers Park Educational Trust, ‘Breaking the Silence: Finding the Ordinary Women of Sixteenth-Century France’, 9th July 2012.
The Making of a Monarchy for the Modern World, Kensington Palace, 6-8th June – chaired a panel on ‘Redefining Monarchy for the Modern World’, 8th June 2012.
The Boleyn Festival at Blickling Hall – ‘1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII’, 19th May 2012.
The Tower of London (BBC History Magazine in association Historic Royal Palaces) with Dan Jones– ‘Plantagenets vs Tudors: Which dynasty mattered more?’, 17th May 2012.
Kenilworth Castle (English Heritage) – ‘A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England’, 16th May 2012

And at many, many schools…

Possible Titles for Talks include:

Dying to be Beautiful
Leadership Lessons from The Tudors
The Uses of the Past: History on Film, Popular History and Public History
Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII?
A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England
The Tudors: The Dynasty that Made England
The Anne Boleyn Controversies
Scars on the Landscape: The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Why Do the Tudors Matter?
Is the Past a Foreign Country?
Learning from the Past
Magnificence, Love and Scaffolds: Politics at the Court of Henry VIII
Fit for a King: Power, Glory and Fashion at the Tudor Court
Breaking the Silence: Finding the Ordinary Women of Sixteenth-Century France
Possibilities, Perils and Passions: Tudors and their Houses

Other Notable Previous Talks:


Society of Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture 2011

Historical Association at the British Library 2009

History weekends

BBC History Magazine weekends in  2013 and 2014

Chalke Valley History Festival

A Panorama of History Weekend

Christ Church, Oxford Special Interest Weekend


University College, Dublin
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.