GRANGE LECTURE SOCIETY – 27 January 2015
On 27 January 2015 I shall be delivering my lecture GREAT FORGERS to the Grange Lecture Society at the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands at 7.15 pm. This is one of a suite of lectures on the subject of Frauds and Charlatans that I developed as part of a cruise lecturing programme, and I’ve previously given it on the Fred Olsen vessels Braemar and Balmoral as well as to a U3A audience in Witney. I’m pleased to say that it seems to go down well and is already booked for 3 gigs in 2015. A full list of my lectures can be found on this website.
This lecture is a particular favourite with me. It has its origins in a lifelong general interest in fraud and illusion (which perhaps ought to be cause for concern?). More specifically its stems from my (admittedly small) involvement in the celebrated Hitler Diaries Forgery. Part of the lecture covers this topic, and anyone who hears it will get a unique take on the subject, since I can fairly say that I am the only person actually familiar with certain aspects of the story.