BOOKING ANDY TO SPEAK
Andy Thomas regularly gives lectures to many organisations, both mainstream and ‘alternative’. Well-known groups include U3A, Women’s Institute, National Trust, Rotary, Probus and others. Andy gives several different talks on a variety of ‘mystery and history’ topics, and also current events. All the talks are accessible, thought-provoking and/or entertaining!
Andy is available day and evening for normal live lectures but is also happy to give his talks via Zoom and other online platforms. He uses a professional microphone for Zoom.
If you would like Andy Thomas to speak for your group or organisation, please send your request to Vital Signs Publishing and your message will be passed on to Andy.
THE CROP CIRCLE MYSTERY
With stunning visuals, Andy explores the extraordinary phenomenon of crop circles, the intricate shapes which appear in fields around the world each year and still defy total explanation despite media scepticism and much debate. This inspiring presentation reveals the fascinating history of the mysterious patterns up to the present and explores both the amazing designs and the many varied and imaginative theories put forward to explain them over the years.
UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES AND COVER-UPS
In a thought-provoking and lively presentation, Andy Thomas explores some of the most famous global mysteries, finding intriguing linking threads between them. What is the truth about real-life ‘X Files’ – UFOs, ghosts, the Bermuda Triangle, strange creatures, religious apparitions, psychic phenomena and visions of the future? Why do some people insist that ‘the unexplained’ is actively covered-up, and what is the connection to shadowy secret elites and their fascination with ancient symbolism? Are we really told the truth about the world we live in, and if not why not? A lecture guaranteed to spark debate!
A CONSPIRACY HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Why do people believe in conspiracy theories, and what is the evidence to support them? Andy Thomas explores an intriguing alternative history of humankind, as seen through the eyes of those who question the establishment version of events, taking in everything from the Roman Empire, the Gunpowder Plot and the World Wars, to JFK, Watergate, the Moon landings, Princess Diana, 9/11, the ‘New World Order’ and other huge controversies in a compelling and fascinating journey.
THE STORY OF ENGLISH FREEDOM
From the rebellions of Boudicca against Roman invaders to Magna Carta, the Peasants’ Revolt and the modern Poll Tax riots, from the revolutionary ideas put forward in Cromwellian times to influential movers and shakers such as Thomas Paine, the Suffragettes, and George Orwell, ‘Freedom’ has always been a key issue in English history. Andy shines a light on the most significant leaps of the centuries and sees how they still resonate today and why maintaining freedom matters as much as ever.
LEWES AND BONFIRE NIGHT
Illustrated with his own spectacular photographs, Andy explores the historical Sussex town of Lewes – renowned for having the biggest Bonfire Night celebrations in the world – and takes a revealing look at the enthralling multi-layered rituals and events which make its colourful and controversial mix of folklore, liberty issues and burlesque humour unique. Andy, born and bred in Lewes, uses his inside knowledge to give an insightful glimpse into this vibrant town, full of mystery and tradition.
CHRISTMAS – A FESTIVE HISTORY – Nov & Dec only
In a fascinating and uplifting presentation, Andy Thomas uncovers the long and intriguing background to the festive season. From the ancient celebration of light in the winter darkness, to the marking of the birth of a messiah, mid-December has long been a time for rituals and rejoicing. Yet the history of Christmas has not been straightforward; its celebration was banned in Puritan times, and its traditions splintered into many guises before the Victorians rehabilitated the festival into what it has become. Andy shows how, for all the modern commercialisation, we can still find meaning in Christmas today and keep the flame of light alive in the winter darkness.
Andy also gives other individual talks on current events and ‘alternative’ matters, censorship and free speech, some of which can be watched here.