& Talks
Philip Lancaster, speaking in Bacton, Herefordshire
Philip Lancaster, speaking at the British Library

Philip has given talks and lectures at venues from village halls to lecture halls, to audiences of ten at a local library and a hundred at the British Library. He has spoken at music clubs and appreciation societies around the country and to more academic gatherings at conferences in Bristol, Exeter and Cambridge.

Amongst those venues and events at which he has lectured are Chethams School of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, British Library, Oxford University, The English Music Festival, the Finzi Friends’ triennial Ludlow Weekend of English Song, and Paul Spicer’s annual English Choral Experience, speaking on subjects such as:

  • Ivor Gurney (as man, poet and composer)
  • W. Denis Browne
  • Edward Elgar’s Chamber Music
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Herbert Howells
  • George Dyson and E.J. Moeran
  • Composers of the First World War
  • ‘English Agnostic Composers at prayer’
  • Boyhood’s End: the Composer’s Reclamation of Innocence
  • The Wanderer Fantasy: the Composer as Journeyman

Please get in touch with Philip if you wish to discuss the possibility of his giving a talk or lecture.