Public Lectures

Churchill War Rooms 2012

Churchill War Rooms 2012

Public lecturing is Max’s passion. In addition to lecturing at Manchester and other universities, he regularly  speaks about his research on heroes and exploration to public audiences throughout the UK and beyond. ‘The audience should leave the theatre feeling that they’ve participated in a unique event,  shaped by the interaction between the lecturer and the audience. Never simply read out a prepared script’.

Recent Lecture Highlights:

  • 2015 – London – Highgate NADFAS on WW1 Memorials
  • 2015 – Manchester – John Rylands Library Workshop on Lawrence of Arabia
  • 2015 – Chester – Society of Thirteen on Captain Scott
  • 2014 – Lancaster – Lancaster Maritime Museum on Polar Explorers
  • 2014 – Dunham Massey – National Trust Dunham Massey on WW1 Heroes
  • 2014 – Manchester – Manchester Histories Festival on Manchester Heroes
  • 2013 – Isles of Scilly – ‘Scott 100’ closing event
  • 2012 – London – Churchill War Rooms on Winston Churchill
  • 2012 – Manchester – Manchester Histories Festival on Scott and Manchester
  • 2012 – Manchester – Herbertson Memorial Lecture, Geographical Association on Exploration
  • 2012 – Cambridge – ‘Pole Day’, Scott Polar Research Institute
  • 2011 – Milan, Italy – ‘Robert Falcon Scott and the Antarctic’ Conference, University of Milan
  • 2011 – Brecon, Darlington, Keswick, Kings Lynn, Southampton, Stamford – Royal Geographical Society Regional Tour
  • 2010 – London – Royal Geographical Society Monday-Night Lecture on Captain Scott
  • 2010 – Hobart, Tasmania –  ‘Antarctic Visions’ Conference
  • 2010 – San Marino, USA – ‘Empires of Science’ conference, Huntington Library on Nansen and Exploration
  • 2010 – London – British Library on Captain Scott
Workshop on Lawrence of Arabia, 2015

Workshop on Lawrence of Arabia, 2015

Audience Response, Highgate NADFAS, 2015:

  • ‘If only I had been taught history at school with such enthusiasm and passion I would have enjoyed it and become more interested!’

Audience Responses, Society of Thirteen, Chester, 2015:

  • ‘One of the best we have had. He really knew his stuff!’
  • ‘Great communicator, likeable and engaging’
  • ‘Can you invite him back please?’

Rachel Roberts, Lancaster Maritime Museum, 2014:

  • ‘Dr Max Jones gave an excellent afternoon talk on explorer heroes at the museum in August 2014. The event sold out and the audience feedback was glowing, praising an informative and entertaining lecture’

Audience Responses, Manchester Histories Festival, 2012:

  • ‘Very impressed with Dr. Max Jones. Instantly likeable, very knowledgeable’
  • ‘Excellent speaker. Very interesting. Really enjoyed it.’
  • ‘Superb lecture, Max was a super lecturer’

[Sources: Anonymous questionnaires and correspondence with event organisers]