Andrew Lycett

biographer and author

Andrew Lycett Author and Biographer, Press Photo

Andrew is an accomplished speaker who has talked in a variety of venues, including literary festivals, universities, schools, societies, and cruise ships




4 March Keynote speech Lockwood Kipling conference V&A Kings College London
18 May 7 for 7.30 Crowbrough Festival Conan Doyle @ Beacon School Technology Centre
29 June Chalke Valley History Festival Kipling

January 14 Burgh House Kipling
April 14 7.30pm Friends of Kensal Green Wilkie Collins,Father of the Detective Novel
May 13 Whitstable Literary Festival Ian Fleming
May 20 Brinks Festival Wisbech WIlkie Collins
May 23 Savile Club Kipling
October 29 Lahore Festival in London Kipling
November 22 Keynote speech AGM Friends of the National Army Museum Kipling


February 3 Highgate Scientic and Literary Institution 8 pm - Wilkie Collins
May 20 Athenaeum Club - Wilkie Collins
June 5 Kennaway House Sidmouth Meet the Author
June 24 St Anthony's School Hampstead Ian Fleming
September 30 Wellington College
December 12 Dickens Fellowship The Hague - Wilkie Collins


February 7 Dickens Fellowship annual dinner - talk on Dickens and Wilkie Collins
February 10 Poet in the City - Dylan Thomas event
February 12 1pm Jewish Cultural Centre - in discussion with Helen Fry
February 13 1.15 National Portrait Gallery - talk on Wilkie Collins
March 5 talk to Daniel's Club St David's day dinner at Travellers Club
March 9 2.15 Words by the Water (Cumbria) - talk on Wilkie Collins
March 30 4pm Oxford Literary Festival in Christ Church- talk on Wilkie Collins
April 10/11 - Literature & Physical Culture Conference at De Montfort University, Leicester, Keynote speech
April 23 Whitefriars Club - after dinner speech
May 7 Suffolk Book League - talk Wilkie Collins
May 10 Whitstable Literary Festival - events on Wilkie Collins and Kipling
May 20 Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation The Rimbaud of Cwdonkin Drive Blacks Club
May 30 Opening address Dylan Thomas Notebooks launch Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea
June 12 St Anthony's School Hampstead talk & discussion Kipling and the First World War
June 21 York Festival of Ideas - keynote speech on the origins of detective novel
June 26 Thackeray Society at Reform Club Wilkie Collins - after dinner speech
August 23 Dylan Thomas walk New Quay Ceredigion
September 11 Dylan Thomas King's Place London
October 2 Chairing Dylan Thomas discussion Henley Festival
October 8 7.30 Chairing Dylan Thomas event at Ilkley Festival
October 22 Dublin Castle (UNESCO event) Conan Doyle talk
October 25 1.45 pm Dylan Thomas Fitzrovia Festival Discussion with Prof John Goodby
October 26 Fitzrovia Festival
October 27 Dylan Thomas Boathouse Laugharne talk in celebration of Dylan's 100th
November 4 Ibstock Place School London SW Dylan Thomas
November 8 Portsmouth BookFest Dylan Thomas
November 22 Dylan Thomas walk Oxford and environs


January 22 Chandigarh - British Council Library
January 24-28 Jaipur Literature Festival
January 30 New Delhi Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts talk on Homelands
October 5 Ilkley Literature Festival 7.30 pm St Margarets Hall
October 12 Cheltenham Literary Festival 10 am The Inkpot Imperial Square
October 14 Primrose Hill Community Library 7 pm
October 16 Knutsford Literary Festival 8 pm Leicester Warren Hall, Bexton Lane
November 1 University of the Arts London
November 10 Arts Club London 3.30 pm Teatime event 40 Dover St London W1S 4NP
November 14 Waterstone's Hampstead 7 pm talk and Q&As
November 16 Folkestone Book Festival 2 pm Folkestone Library
November 28 Marylebone Library 6.15 pm

June 30 11 am Dylan Thomas at Dinefwr festival - in conversation with Hannah Ellis
June 16 Talk at Conan Doyle Weekend, Haslemere 
June 1 Keynote speech at Crime Scotland conference at University of Goettingen,  Germany
May 20 Queen Park Book Festival London NW6
May 18-20 Keynote speech at inaugural Dylan Thomas festival at Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, County Clare, Eire
March 29 Oxford Literary Festival at Christ Church, Oxford

Click to listen to Andrew Lycett addressing the British Studies Seminar at University of Texas at Austin April 2011 on Kipling and Conan Doyle

Andrew has appeared at Literary Festivals at Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Beverley, Ilkeley, Guildford, Oxford, Kingston, Appledore, Brighton, Richmond, Swansea, Lichfield, Queen's Park, Dinefwr, Haslemere, Ennistymon, Jaipur, Keswick (Words by the Water), Brinks (Wisbech), Lahore in London, Whitstable

He has also talked or lectured at:
King's College London, Christ Church Oxford, Magdalene College Cambridge, Sussex University, Hull University, Sheffield University, Bristol University, University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, University of Saarbrucken, University of East Anglia, University of Buckingham, South Downs College, Kings College London, University of London, University of Goettingen, Portsmouth University, University of the Arts, Queen Mary University of London

The Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Geographical Society, Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), Toronto Public Library, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Anaesthetists, British Council, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts New Delhi, Jewish Cultural Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Highgate Scientific and Literary Institution, British Library, National Portrait Gallery, National Army Museum, Imperial War Museum

Winchester College, Portsmouth Grammar School, Kings College Canterbury Junior School, Trinity School Croydon, St Anthony's School Hampstead, Ibstock Place School, Wellington College

Saga Cruises, Kipling Society, Sherlock Holmes Society of London, Ghost Club, Rotary Club, English Speaking Union, Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea, Portsmouth Museum, Biographers Club, Farnham Repertory Theatre, Dickens Fellowship, Daniels Club, Friends of the National Army Museum, Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, Burgh House, Savile Club, Athenaeum Club, Poet in the City

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