Talks & Public Presentations

Ian presenting at Isandlwana

For over 35-years, Ian has brought gripping detail of the Anglo-Zulu War and the historical narratives of the Zulu peoples to audiences around the world. He is an experienced and accomplished public speaker - book him now for an entertaining, evocative, educational, and exhilarating talk. Ian's presentations whether on the actual historical site or in a classroom are always infused with enthusiasm, humour and an encyclopedic knowledge of these fascinating subjects, further enlivened with personal anecdotes of travel in Zululand. 

Speaking at an exhibition at Tenterden Museum, 2010

Ian has honed his story-telling skills leading tours of the battlefields and in a number of television documentaries. He has led public events at museums including the National Army Museum in London and Brecon Museum in Wales. He has shared a platform at the Royal Geographical Society with the late John Aspinall and has delivered talks to historical societies, regimental associations, after-dinner clubs and schools. Talks can be tailored to a particular subject and perspective - this is history at its most enthralling, and it has many lessons for history buffs, military enthusiasts, those seeking an insight into the background of modern South Africa as well as businessmen and tacticians in today's complex world.  

 Giving a talk on the battle of iSandlwana from the pulpit of Brecon Cathedral!

Interested in booking Ian for your group/event? Please contact us with details of your event for a quotation. 

Some Sample Talk Topics - 

Isandlwana: How the Zulus Humbled the British Empire

Rorkes Drift: the truth behind the famous movie 'Zulu'

Lord Chelmsford: Incompetent or out-generalled?

The Zulu Royal House and the Challenge of the British Invasion

Business Lessons From the Battle of Isandlwana!

See Ian in action here - Ian Knight's Youtube Channel