Richard Perceval Graves is an acclaimed lecturer and writer with more than 20 published books.
He has lectured at leading literary festivals including those at Cheltenham, Hay-on-Wye, Hull and Toronto.
His lectures are lively and stimulating and have often been called ‘charismatic’. His subjects include ‘Changing Perceptions: The Poets and World War One’, which is a vivid and illuminating introduction to the poetry of the First World War. You can read some testimonials from schools here.
Richard's lectures enthuse and connect with audiences of all ages - he is a natural performer at the podium and his subjects include ‘Changing Perceptions: The Poets and World War One’, which is a vivid and illuminating
introduction to the poetry of the First World War.
“I write to thank you once again for your talk… It was as insightful as it was imaginative and presented an ‘internal view’ of ….. not often encountered in the rather drier classroom studies. The Sixth Form was… attentive throughout… Subsequently, many have expressed their enjoyment of the talk to me..”
Thank you ever so much for a splendid lecture... I have received a large number of enthusiastic reports from members of the audience who clearly felt inspired and entertained by your analysis of ..............
Your analysis of the literature was fascinating and profoundly insightful. Moreover you managed to hold the concentration of your audience so powerfully. No mean feat...
Your presentation....was just brilliant. [We]...were riveted. It was a most professional and fascinating presentation..
"My aim as a lecturer is not just to tell my audience about the past but to make it live again in front of their eyes."
Bibliography & Memoirs
Richard Perceval Graves is the author of more than 20 published works. Working mainly as a literary biographer, his published works include history, guides to computer programming and a guide for fellow-authors.