Available Lectures

 

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 email via this address:

Email:  info@vitalsignspublishing.co.uk

 

Mystery talks:

 

THE CROP CIRCLE MYSTERY

Talks - 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.

 

PARANORMAL 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 historical enigmas? Why do some people insist that unexplained phenomena is actively covered-up, and what is the connection to shadowy 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 CONSPIRACY HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Why do so many people believe in conspiracies, despite all the denial, and what is the real evidence to support them? Andy Thomas tells the remarkable story of conspiracy theory, as seen through the eyes of those who challenge 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 significant controversies in a fascinating journey which demonstrates why people question – whatever the truth.

 

History talks:

 

THE STORY OF ENGLISH FREEDOM

Talks - 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  [aka. ‘Bonfire Night Capital of the World’]

Andy Thomas - Bonfire (2)

Illustrated with his own spectacular photographs, Andy delves into the origins of Bonfire Night and its importance to the historical Sussex town of Lewes, renowned for hosting the biggest 5th November festival in the world, revealing the enthralling rituals and events which make its colourful and controversial mix of folklore, liberty issues and extravagant humour unique. Andy, born and bred in Lewes, uses his inside knowledge to give an insightful glimpse into Bonfire Night and this vibrant town, full of mystery and tradition. 

 

CHRISTMAS – A FESTIVE HISTORY – Nov & Dec only

Talks - Christmas

In a fascinating, entertaining and uplifting presentation, Andy Thomas uncovers the long and intriguing background to the festive season. From the ancient midwinter celebration of light 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 merry traditions splintered into many guises before the Victorians rehabilitated the festival into what it has become. Andy shows how, for all the commercialisation, we can still find meaning and enjoy Christmas today while keeping 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.

 

ANDY THOMAS – short biography

Andy Thomas is one of the UK’s best-known researchers into conspiracies, unexplained mysteries and cover-ups, and is the author of many books, including The New Heretics, Conspiracies: The Facts – The Theories – The Evidence and The Truth Agenda. Andy’s renowned guide to crop circles, Vital Signs, was nominated for Kindred Spirit magazine’s Best Book award. He also writes on mainstream history and folklore and is well known for his book Christmas: A Short History from Solstice to Santa. Andy has given thousands of lectures in Britain and around the world over three decades and he is one of the organisers of the Glastonbury Symposium conference, the longest-running annual alternative event in the UK, which began in 1990. Andy has made numerous radio and TV appearances over the years, and mainstream spots have included programmes for the BBC, NBC, The History Channel and The National Geographic Channel, and he writes regularly for Nexus Magazine.

A longer biography can be found here.