Paul Dickson Talks

Illustrated Norwich Talks – In Person or Online using Zoom

Talks last from 30 minutes and can be tailored to the group’s requirements; cost from £50.

Norwich from Kett's Heights - a highlight of the Shardlake's Norwich tourShardlake’s Norwich and Kett’s Rebellion

Celebrating CJ Sansom’s best-selling novel Tombland and looking at the story of Kett’s Rebellion in the summer of 1549.

Pablo Fanque plaqueNorwich: A Black History

This talk considers the diverse contribution of black people to the history of Norwich and Norfolk from street traders in the 18th and 19th centuries to Pablo Fanque, the UK’s first black circus impresario and much more.

Maids Head HotelThe Maids Head Hotel and Tombland

The Maids Head Hotel has been looking after guests since at least the middle of the 13th century. This talk covers excerpts from the hotel’s long history and the significance of Tombland to the story of Norwich.

Norwich on the Dark Side

Enjoy the darker side of Norwich: crime, punishment, filth and misery!

Norwich CathedralNorwich: An Introduction.

Discover more than 1000 years of Norwich’s history in 45 minutes!


Contact Paul Dickson to discuss your talk requirements.

“Thank you very much indeed for a superb ‘tour’ of Norwich yesterday. Our Probus Club members present really enjoyed the experience and others will be able to do so by viewing the recording. A number have said that they would like to have a real visit, so you may be hearing from us again!”  Keith, Llanishen Probus, Cardiff