Andy-McConnell-(Courtesy-of-Mark-Bolton-for-BBC-Homes-and-Antiques) Lecturing should be stimulating, informative and fun for both audiences and the lecturer, and I’m determined that this is the case whenever I give a talk. Most people lead full lives and no lecturer enjoys a right to an audience. It is his or her job to ensure that by the end of a talk, nobody in the room regrets having abandoned a comfy chair in favour of a village hall, or wherever.

With this in mind, my talks tend to be fairly spontaneous. Rejecting the use of notes, I prefer to ad lib by taking cues from the screen and audience reactions.

My established lecture subjects cover the history of post-Medieval glassmaking, and would be pleased to create new talks for specific occasions. For details of the content of my talks, please click onto their titles on the list.