Lectures and Talks

David Winpenny talks on a range of subjects, including architectural and landscape history, country houses, pyramids and follies - and about the first ascent of the Matterhorn. He uses PowerPoint to illustrate the talks.
Pyramid to Prince Albert, Balmoral
David would be pleased to hear from you and is happy to discuss times, subjects and fees for talks.

Some comments from listeners . . .

'Thank you for giving the our members such an enjoyable morning. What a super lecture: we learnt a lot, and it was such a bright, colourful and interesting way of learning!'

 'Hugely entertaining and informative.'

 'A fascinating and informative lecture'
'Thank you very much for such an enjoyable evening and one in which the care you had taken in presenting your subject is much appreciated, as was your light touch and well-developed sense of humour!'

'We all thought the talk most entertaining and informative!'

'A sincere thank you for giving us such an interesting and informative illustrated talk last week on 'Up to a Point - Pyramids in Britain and Ireland'. The members thoroughly enjoyed it and were very surprised . . . at how many 'pyramids' we have for all sorts of purposes.

'Your talk on Pyramids really kept everyone's interest and we all left being a lot wiser on what proved to be a most interesting subject.'

'Thank you for coming to our meeting last night and giving us such an interesting talk about 'The Pyramids of Yorkshire - and beyond'. Your enthusiasm for discovering all these sites and investigating the history and stories connected to them was quite fascinating.'

'Thank you for such a fun and informative lecture.'

'An excellent introduction to [stained] glass technology; staining, flashing, painting and enamelling; the changing styles and subjects; and some of the makers.'

'A big 'Thank You' for your lively and informative talk'
'Thank you for a very detailed, well planned, gorgeously illustrated and fascinating introduction to pyramids.'
' . . . such an interesting talk; you really did put together and deliver a fascinating presentation.'

'Thank you for a fascinating and well-received talk . . . It was a joy to hear.'

'Thank you so much for a most entertaining talk to our group yesterday.'

'Thank you very much for a superb lecture on Tuesday. I think the subject [pyramids] was a total revelation to the members.'

Image above is of Prince Albert's Pyramid, Balmoral, Scotland, from the talk
   'Up to a Point - Pyramids in Britain and Ireland'
David Winpenny,
23 Jan 2014, 03:46