John is an enlightening and charismatic public speaker, who tailors engaging and useful material specifically for each audience. He is a master of teaching through storytelling, and uses colourful and relevant examples from his own experiences, contemporary research and deep historical knowledge of his subject. Here's an overview of some recent appearances:



citadel festival, london 2016

Over the summer John was invited to talk as part of the Sunday Papers Live, representing the travel section. He gave survival themed tips on how to arrive in new places with the least amount of stress; ideal if you're going on any trip.


Photograph courtesy Jo Cantello

Photograph courtesy Jo Cantello

culture bite, london 2016

John gave a talk for the Culture Bite festival on how to survive anywhere, taking some basic survival skills that can be applied to any situation, and telling a few tales along the way.


the tattered cover, denver

A little while ago John was giving another talk in a Denver bookshop when he was rudely interrupted by Tezza and friends...

Click the image above, or here to see more

Please check back periodically, or follow John on Twitter, for announcements of new events in 2017


If you would like to book John for a public, private, or corporate SPEAKING event please contact: 

Wolfsong Media