‘The Great Age of Imperial Travel’, Gibraltar International Literary Festival, 10-15 November 2015

‘Winston Churchill, Ditchley Park, and Oxfordshire’, talk at the Benefactors Dinner, 32nd International Churchill Conference: ‘Churchill – Celebrating A Life’, Ditchley Park 26 May 2015

‘Invading Iran and Iraq: Britain in the Middle East, 1941’, King’s College London seminar at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 13 January 2015

‘Western Military Power in South and South-east Asia’, round table, Department of History, National University of Singapore, 8-9 January 2015

‘In No Man’s Land: Christmas 1914, A Remembrance’ in support of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Royal British Legion, St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock, 14 December 2014

‘The Significance of Africa’s Ports and Islands during the Second World War’, African Islands conference, University of Austin at Texas, 25 October 2014

‘The British Empire’ soapbox, Blenheim Literary Festival, Blenheim Palace, 28 September 2014

‘Auditing the Empire’, Oxford University Summer School for Adults, Exeter College, Oxford, 11 July 2014

‘Whose Remembrance? Race, Belonging, and the First World War’, film screening and round table discussion, King’s Arts & Humanities Festival 2013: Being Human’, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s College, Strand, London, 24 October 2013

‘Buildings of Empire’, seminar paper, Oxford Brookes University, 5 November 2013

‘The British Empire and the First World War’, Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum, March 2014

‘Of Commands, Colonies, and Supplies: The British Empire’s War in North Africa the Mediterranean’, War in North Africa and the Mediterranean, 1940-1945, weekend school, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, 1-2 March 2014

‘Buildings of Empire’, Royal Over-Seas League, London, 8 April 2014

‘Winston Churchill and Ditchley Park’, Churchill Centre, Ditchley Park, 30 November 2013

‘War, Violence, and the British Empire’, keynote lecture, University of the Free State, South Africa, November 2013

British Empire and the Second World War conference, King’s College London/Oxford University, Kellogg College, Oxford, 21-22 September 2013, co-convenor

‘H. E. Bates, My Uncle Silas‘, ‘Ultimate Read’ event with Roma Tearne and Alastair Lack, Blenheim Literary Festival, The Marlborough School, Woodstock, 19 September 2013

‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’, Chalke Valley History Festival 27 June 2013

OUP ‘Very Short Introduction to the British Empire’ soapbox, Oxford Literary Festival March 2013

British Empire at War Research Group workshop, Sheffield March 2013

British decolonization workshop, Montpellier February 2013, invited speaker

Buildings of Empire lecture series, Oxford Department for Continuing Education, October-November 2012

‘War and Political Change’ conference, Yale University, October 2012, invited speaker

‘Churchill and Hitler: Who had more charisma?’, joint lecture with Laurence Rees, BBC History Magazine Lecture Series, The British Academy, October 2012

Co-convenor and panel chair, ‘Beyond Flanders Fields’ conference, Joint Services Command and Staff College, October 2012

‘The War Contribution of the British Empire’, ‘Whose Remembrance? A Workshop for Historians’, Imperial War Museum-AHRC Workshop, Imperial War Museum, 19 July 2012

Speaker, ‘Greatest Briton Debate’, Chalke Valley History Festival, 29 June 2012

Speaker in Intelligence Squared public debate ‘Britain’s Former Colonies Should Stop Blaming the Empire for their Ills’, Cadogan Hall, London, 17 November 2011

Speaker appearance at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, April 2011

Speaker appearance at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, September 2011