2 December, 7.30pm. Suffolk Book League, St Joseph's College Library, Ipswich. An illustrated talk on Romantic Moderns. See the Suffolk Book League Websitefor further details and the full programme of monthly speakers.
14 October. Chapter & Verse Literature Festival at the Bluecoat. On familiar ground in Liverpool at last!
11 October. Cheltenham Literature Festival.
22 September. Topping Books, Bath. A talk about Virginia Woolf.
20 September, 7pm. Daunt Books, Marylebone. I will be talking about the life and work of Virginia Woolf.
15 September, 6pm. Betjeman Festival, Wantage. I will be talking about Romantic Moderns as part of the first Betjeman Festival.
10 September. University of Sussex 50th Anniversary Celebrations. I will be doing an event with Colin McKenzie, director of the Charleston Trust, to mark the long association between Charleston and the University of Sussex.
20 August, 10.30am. Edinburgh Book Festival. I will be doing a joint event with Kathleen Jones, author of a new biography of Katherine Mansfield. The discussion with be chaired by Claire Armitstead.
14 August. Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park. My first talk at a music festival! I will be taking part in a panel discussion with Frances Spalding and Sally Bayley about the meaning of 'home'. This event is sponsored and hosted by TOAST. I have also written a feature for Toast Travels. Read it here: 'Pass, Measure and Mark'
21 July. Buxton Festival
11 July, 7pm. Southbank Literature Festival, London
9 July, 4.30pm Malmesbury. I will be giving a talk about English landscape as part of the PhilosophyTown Festival.
11 June, 10am Sotheby's, Bond Street. I will be taking part in a panel discussion about British Art with Gill Hedley and Patrick Wright to mark the sale of the Wilfrid Evill Collection.
29 May. Charleston Festival. I will be at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, in conversation with Olivia Laing, whose new book To The River tells the story of the Ouse.
18 May, 6pm. University of Bristol/Bristol Fesival of Ideas. I will be talking about Romantic Moderns at the Arnolfini. The event is jointly hosted by the History of Art Department Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster and the Festival of Ideas.
14 May, 3pm. A talk at Mascalls Gallery in Kent, where a new exhibition of John Piper's work will be on display.
28 April, 6.30pm, National Portrait Gallery, London. To mark the NPG's spring exhibition of photographs by Ida Kar, I will be taking part in a discussion with Peter Conrad about ways of'Picturing the Artist'.
17 April. Cambridge WordFest
16 April. I will be giving a talk on the idea of the English village in the 1930s, as part of a conference called English and Welsh Diaspora at Loughborough University.
8 April, 10am. Oxford Literary Festival
29 January. 'Towards Re-Enchantment' writers' symposium in Aldeburgh, part of 'After Sebald: Place and Re-Enchantment - A Weekend Exploration'.