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Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett Author and Biographer, Press Photo

biographer and author

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

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

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








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

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