Writer, Published Author, Speaker,
School Visitor & Historian

News Alert

Until further notice, all talks and appearances by Rupert Matthews will be carried out on-line via Zoom or Teams. Details are available on request. All other details of Rupert's appearances remain unaltered.


New Talk : Plagues, Pandemics and Covid-19   [Zoom Friendly]

The world has been in Lockdown due to the new disease Covid-19. But how does this most recent pandemic compare to earlier pandemics such as the Spanish Flu, SARS, Smallpox or the Black Death? In this topical talk based on his forthcoming new book, Rupert Matthews explains how pandemics occur, why some new diseases are more dangerous than others. The talk then looks at the progress of past pandemics, society's reaction, their causes and cures before turning to Covid-19 and comparing it to past pandemics. Not for the faint-hearted.




About Rupert

Historian Rupert Matthews is an established public speaker, school visitor, history consultant and author of non-fiction books, magazine articles and newspaper columns. His work has been translated into 28 languages (including Sioux). Whatever type of history work you need completed, Rupert can provide a professional and reliable service on time and to budget.


Books & Magazines

If you are looking for a knowlegeable and effective writer or editor, then I have the track record to prove that I can fit the bill. I have written over 150 books, and numerous magazine articles, mostly on history, travel and nature subjects.

Visit my Writing for Children or Writing for Adults page for details.


School Visits

My school visits are carefully constructed around the National Curriculum and are based around my history books. I have years of experience as a visiting author to schools, presenting literacy workshops, talks and readings for children from Reception to Y9. As a children's non-fiction author you will find my visit is refreshingly different from that of a fiction author or a poet.

Visit my School Vists page for details.


Public Speaker

I can keep your audience captivated with a lively speaking style, fascinating anecdotes and audience participation. I aim to make my talks fun, packed with fascinating facts and always to send the audience away enthused and knowing more about the past than they ever thought possible. With costumes, props and screen shows, my talks are like no others. Whatever the audience, Rupert tailors his talk to suit those present. 

Visit my Publc Speaker page for details.


History Consultant

I have helped several TV and movie companies to ensure that their films or programmes are historically accurate. I have also provided historical commentary and insights for newspapers and magazines, either commenting on topical news or providing in depth articles. Estate agents, developers and home owners may also be interested in bespoke research into their properties.

Visit my History Consultant page for details.


Get in touch today for a no obligation discussion about your project so that together we can start planning something special.