Lectures

Forthcoming events 

Some after lunch and after dinner talks looming but most talks focus on my books especially my latest, Ethel Rosenberg An American Tragedy published in US by St Martin’s Press and Ethel Rosenberg A Cold War Tragedy in UK from Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Both paperbacks appearing in June 2022. I also talk 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. I am booking talks into 2022/23 on a variety of subjects! Also, there’s a new introduction from me to the autobiography of Ida and Louise Cook, two eccentric sisters whose love of Opera helped them save Jews in World War 2. The book is now called The Bravest Voices and I offer a musical talk on them, as well as talks on Wallis Simpson and a newly republished Jennie Churchill to coincide with her premature death in 1921. I am an accredited speaker for https://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…

January 10, 2022 Tyneside Arts Society talking about Les Parisiennes https://www.theartssocietytyneside.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx

January 18, 2022 Guest Speaker at Ladies Four Seasons Luncheon Club Burhill (private event) 

January 18, 2022 Interviewing Natalie Livingstone about The Women of Rothschild in aid of World Jewish Relief  (private event)

January 20,  2022 Guest Speaker at the Authors’ Club Lunch https://www.authorsclub.co.uk/events/

January 22-8 2022 Speaking at Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, California http://www.rmwritersfest.org/writers/ 

February 17, 2022 Anne is a guest on the Goldster Podcast you can join the bookclub for free here  https://goldster.co.uk/book-club/

February 24, 2022 Anne is the Guest Speaker at a dinner held by Richmond Literary lunches   https://richmondll.co.uk/future-events/

March 16, 2023 10.45 am  talk on the Cook Sisters at the Hampstead Heath Arts Society https://theartssociety.org/hampstead-heath

April 11, 2023 10.30 am talk on Wallis Simpson at the Arts Society Dorking https://theartssocietydorking.org.uk/Home.aspx

April 20,2023 talk on Ethel Rosenberg at the Arts Society Birmingham https://theartssociety.org/birmingham

 

Past Events

November 21, 2021 Anne is giving the Santa Fe Distinguished Lecture on Ethel Rosenberg Here are the times:11:00 am MT 1:00 pm ET 6:00 pm UK 8:00 pm Israel please log in here http://www.santafedls.org/

September 12 2021 discussion on Ethel Rosenberg with Jane Thynne at the Chiswick Literary Festival

July 14 2021 talk on Ethel Rosenberg at Ways With Words Dartington Fetival https://wayswithwords.co.uk/product/5-anne-sebba/

July 8 2021 talk on Ethel Rosenberg at Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival https://www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk/literary_festival/

July 1 2021 World Jewish Relief online discussion on Ethel Rosenberg with Emily Maitlis in  association with Waterstones https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/get-involved/events/1144-anne-sebba-in-conversation-with-emily-maitlis

June 30 2021 6pm discussion on Ethel Rosenberg with Sonia Purnell at the Imperial War Museum https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-in-conversation-women-in-espionage-with-anne-sebba-and-sonia-purnell

June 24, 2021  7.30pm discussion on Ethel Rosenberg at the London Library in conjunction with JW3. This will be live streamed https://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/whats-on/124-ethel-rosenberg-a-cold-war-tragedy?date=2021-06-24-19-00

June 22,2021  online discussion with Gramercy Books Ohio https://www.gramercybooksbexley.com/events

June 15, 2021 online interview about Ethel Rosenberg with 92nd street Y  https://www.92y.org/event/bill-goldstein-and-anne-sebba

May 12, 2021 7.30 pm Talking Lockdown – online discussion with Sir Vince Cable about Richmond Arts https://www.artsrichmond.org.uk/ar-event-detail.php?id=224

December 22 – January 4 2020 Giving lectures on Cunard’s QM2 New York to Caribbean Cruise https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/find-a-cruise/M001/M001?ASCookie=AEMOrigin

January 9 2020 9.30 am Talk on Les Parisiennes to Northwood Area International Women’s Club https://www.northwoodareawomensclub.co.uk/

January 15 2020 2pm Talk on Les Parisiennes Market Harborough Arts Society https://theartssocietyharborough.org.uk/Default.aspx

February 13 2020 2pm Talk on Les Parisiennes at Walton Arts Society https://www.theartssocietywalton.org/programme-of-events-2020/

March 3 2020 7pm Jewish Book Week, King’s Place,London  https://jewishbookweek.com/event/vive-la-resistance/

March 24 2020 8pm Purley Literary Society at Purley United Reformed Church  https://www.purley-literary-society.com/24march2020annesebba.html

March 26 2020 Talk on Les Parisiennes to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa https://www.warmuseum.ca/event/anne-sebba-les-parisiennes-how-the-women-of-paris-lived-loved-and-died-under-nazi-occupation/?date=2019-10-10

April 7 2020 1.45pm Talk on Les Parisiennes at Needwood Lichfield Arts Society, The Guildhall, Lichfield https://www.theartssocietyneedwood-lichfield.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

July 3rd, 2019 – 10.30 am The Arts Society, Trent Valley, talking about Jennie Churchill
https://theartssocietytrentvalley.org.uk/lectures%202018.htm

June 12th, 2019 7.30 pm Northwich Literary Festival, Weaver Hall Museum talking about Wallis Simpson

June 12th , 2019  10.00 The Arts Society, Horsham talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

May 17th 2019, Fowey Festival talking about Les Parisiennes 

https://www.foweyfestival.com/event/5339/

April 25, 2019 Anne is talking to the International Women’s Forum about how her career as a Reuters’ foreign correspondent helped her become an author and her latest book, Les Parisiennes  www.iwforumuk.org/?date=2019-04

March 5th, 2019 7 pm Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes at St Mary’s School, Calne, Wiltshire  If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs Kate Maston-Lee by email: kmastin-lee@stmaryscalne.org

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

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 https://www.richmondsociety.org.uk/events

November 21, 2018  10.45 The Arts Society, Wylye Valley 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 12-13 , 2018  South West Scotland The Arts Societies of Ayr and Dumfries  talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

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

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 https://isleofwightliteraryfestival.com/programme/

October 16 2017  Wells Festival of  Literature – Literary Lunch noon
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes for tickets https://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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