Matthew Parker: Willoughbyland - England's Lost Colony

Talks and Events

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.

Forthcoming and recent events include:

5-6pm 25 June, 2015: 'Jamaica, Fleming and Bond' Chalke Valley History Festival -

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

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

Recent Events include:

Conference in Cassino for anniversary of the battle


With speakers at Cassino-conference

International Development Bank in Washington to talk about the Panama Canal
with marcelo Cabrol, Manager of EXR IDB, Washington 4 April 13

‘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



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