Matthew has spoken at literary festivals, conferences, schools, libraries and corporate events. He has lectured at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the Explorers’ Club in New York, Northwestern University in Chicago and the Society of the Americas in Washington, amongst many other places.
5-6pm 25 June, 2015: 'Jamaica, Fleming and Bond' Chalke Valley History Festival - www.cvhf.org.uk
8 August: Barbados and the Panama Canal at the Barbados Museum, Bridgetown.
24 September 6.30pm Fleming and Jamaica. Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE. For tickets contact 020 7439 9921, or email email@example.com.
4 October: Fleming and Jamaica: Henley Literary Festival
17 October: Fleming and Jamaica: Guildford Book Festival
22 October: Fleming and Jamaica: Off the Shelf Festival of Words, Sheffield
28 November: Taunton Literary Festival www.tauntonliteraryfestival.net/
Conference in Cassino for anniversary of the battle
International Development Bank in Washington to talk about the Panama Canal
‘Not only did Mr. Parker give us an in-depth history of the beginning of canal construction and all the challenges faced by the heroic builders, but he was extremely knowledgeable about the people of the region, and how they were culturally impacted by this geological event.’ Iván Duque Márquez, Chief, IDB Division of Cultural, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs.
Ideas Store Whitechapel: The Sugar Barons Watch
Parkinson’s UK fundraiser: The Sugar Barons
‘Yesterday was tremendous … everyone was completely gripped by your riveting account.’ Cilla Massey Parkinson’s UK
Flagler Museum Florida: Panama Canal and the Gilded Age