Speaking and events

Some people cringe at the thought of public speaking, some do it only because they have to, others are natural show-offs. Derek falls into the last category – he simply loves an audience. He’s given hundreds of talks on all sorts of subjects.

A Nazi in the Family

Derek and Noemie Lopian with the Jewish Society at Manchester University, January 2019.










After the book about my dreadful family came out in 2015, I began talking about A Nazi in the Family to a whole range of groups. But it all changed into something truly remarkable at the beginning of 2018, On a January night, I spoke about my Nazi inheritance at a London synagogue and a woman in white from the audience came up to me afterwards and told me we should talk together. That was how a wonderful partnership began with Noemie Lopian, and you can read about it here.

(The picture above shows Derek and Noemie with Ben and Rebecca, the organisers of an event at Manchester University in 2019).

Derek’s other talks

I have a lot of fun at my talks, and I hope everyone else does too! Have a look at the images below to see some of what’s happened at past talks.

Do you want me there in person?

I’m very happy to discuss possible writing or speaking engagements – please send me an email telling me a bit about it (head for our contact page), so we can have a chat about your requirements. I can do talks on Zoom for you too.

If you’d like to see a bit more information about me, you can read a brief life history here.