Lectures

Forthcoming events 

Most talks focus on my new book about Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s published in UK, US, France, Czech Republic, China and other places but I am booking talks into 2019/20 on a variety of subjects! Also, I have written a new introduction to Safe Passage, the autobiography of Ida and Louise Cook, two eccentric sisters whose love of Opera helped them save Jews in World War 2. There is a musical talk on them, and of course Wallis Simpson and Jennie Churchill. I am also an accredited speaker for http://www.speakers4schools.org/

If in doubt about a talk you think I am giving but which is not listed here please email me directly!

Here are some upcoming talks…

November 1, 2018 18.00 Anne will be giving the Liberation Literature Lecture in Clare Hall, Richard Eden Suite  for tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/liberation-literature-lecture-2018-tickets-50064118125

November 12-13 , 2018  South West Scotland The Arts Societies of Ayr and Dumfries  talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

November 15, 2018 After dinner talk to the Literary Society Remembrance Evening at Stowe School, Buckinghamshire on the Human Cost of War, focusing on Les Parisiennes

November 21, 2018  10.45 The Arts Society, Wylye Valley talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

November 22, 2018 7.45 pm The Theatre, Richmond Adult Community College Anne will be talking to The Richmond Society on her books about iconic women http://www.richmondsociety.org.uk/events

November 28, 2018 6.30 pm  Please join me at Harts Books in Saffron Walden for an informal evening discussing Les Parisiennes. For tickets http://www.hartsbooks.co.uk/events/author-talk-anne-sebba-les-parisiennes/

January 29 – February 1 2019 Anne will be taking part in a variety of talks and panels at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Palm Springs http://www.rmwritersfest.org/ America’s Best Writers’ Festival dedicated to the 75th anniversary of D Day and World War 2

 

Past Events

October 10, 2018  10.45 The Arts Society, Samlesbury  alking about the Cook Sisters www.nadfas.org.uk

October 11, 2018  a literary lunch in aid of the NSPCC at the Mount Somerset Hotel, Taunton  talking about That Woman

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/events/Taunton/1309973.Event.NSPCC_Literary_Lunch_on__That_Woman___the_first_American_Duchess/?s=fae7cca027bffe4c86921613eef21c05&i=14

October 14, 2018 6.15 pm chairing and in conversation with Fiona Sampson about Mary Shelley at Wimbledon BookFest https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/2018Events/FionaSampson.aspx

February 7,  2018  11 am The Arts Society, Solihull  
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

March 5, 2018  11 am The Arts Society, Bromley/Turners Hill  
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

January 17, 2018  11.00 am The Arts Society Moor Park 
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

September 12 2017  Edinburgh  Dfas 
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

September 13 2017  Leatherhead  Dfas 
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

October 10 2017 10.30 am Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes to Gravesend Dfas www.nadfas.org.uk

October 11 2017  7.30 pm Anne will be talking about The Dollar Princesses  to Guildford Dfas www.nadfas.org.uk

October 12 2017 7.30 pm Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes to Leicester  Dfas www.nadfas.org.uk

October 14-15 2017  Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, interviewing Jenni Murray abut her latest book and in conversation with Nicola Beauman, founder of Persephone Books http://isleofwightliteraryfestival.com/programme/

October 16 2017  Wells Festival of  Literature – Literary Lunch noon
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes for tickets http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/literary-lunches/

October 18 2017  Hungerford  Dfas 10.30
Anne will be talking about The Dollar Princesses www.nadfas.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 24  12.30 Sidmouth Literary Festival https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anne-sebba-women-in-history-tickets-33439760223

 

January 9 2018 LLandudno  Dfas 
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

 

 

 

previous talks  …

June 24 2016 10.45  Wantage Dfas
A Musical Talk on the Cook Sisters, Ida and Louise, two women who used opera to save Nazi Refugees
www.nadfas.org.uk

April 5 2016 10.45 Midhurst Dfas
A talk on the Dollar Princesses
www.nadfas.org.uk

May 19 2016 Guildford Dfas  10.45
A talk on The Dollar Princesses
www.nadfas.org.uk

April 6 2016 Fylde Dfas at Lytham St Anne’s 
A talk on The Dollar Princesses
www.nadfas.org.uk

April 19 2016 Jersey Dfas – a Taster evening lecture for a new group!
A talk on That Woman Wallis Simpson
www.nadfas.org.uk

May 9 2016 Exmoor Dfas 2.30pm 
A talk on The Dollar Princesses
www.nadfas.org.uk

May 19 2016 Guildford Dfas  10.45
A talk on The Dollar Princesses
www.nadfas.org.uk

May 20 2016 Sarisbury Green dfas 11.am 
A talk on William Bankes The Exiled Collector
www.nadfas.org.uk

 

 

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Anne makes regular appearances on TV and radio and is in great demand as a speaker on a variety of subjects for many groups, clubs, institutions and charities, and is often invited back for a return visit. She has given talks at Schools on Leavers Days or at Prize Givings and at the following venues and festivals in the UK and in America, China, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, UAE and Ireland.

The National Archives (Kew), Imperial War Museum, British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Churchill Archives, Royal Overseas League, English Speaking Union, the Biographers’ Club, the Tower of London.

Clubs including The Whitefriars Club, Bucks, Carlton Club, Britain Club, Reform Club.

Many ladies luncheon groups eg Four Seasons, RAC Ladies Luncheon club, Women’s Overseas Lunch club, St Johns Wood Women’s Society, American Women of Surrey, American Women of North London etc Kensington and Chelsea Women’s group, U3A and WI groups and several local history societies.

Schools eg st Marys Calne, Winchester, North London Collegiate, Godolphin and Latymer as well as Alumni Associations eg Georgetown University.

Historical festivals, Literary festivals and charity occasions when Anne is guest speaker and helps fundraising efforts eg Red Cross, Princess Alice Hospice, Nightingale Care home, Macmillan Cancer care, Jewish Care, NSPCC etc

Anne has spoken at Synagogues, Hotels (eg Chewton Glen, the Ritz), Book shops, local Libraries for Royal Oak, Nadfas, The English Speaking Union here and abroad as well as on Cruises for both Fred Olson and Saga lines and tours for the Daily Mail and the Oldie.

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