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Peter Sutton gives talks that draw on his experience as language teacher, textbook writer, international civil servant, academic editor, multilingual translator, researcher, playwright and actor. He also gives readings from his own work, including Piers Plowman. See the Author page and scroll down for testimonials. 

Peter Sutton has recently spoken on Elgar, Langland, Writing for Performance, English Today and aspects of Translation to groups including branches of the Elgar Society, the English-Speaking Union, Probus, Rotary, the Society of Authors, Soroptemists and U3A, as well as the City University London and Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand. See the Author page for details of his plays about Elgar, Langland and Shakespeare.

He tailors his talks to the needs of the audience. Click on the titles below to hear some options, and visit the Actor and Reader page for further information about Peter Sutton's performance skills. 

Peter Sutton giving a talk


Previously Peter Sutton has given presentations on languages and education at conferences and universities in Armenia, Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the UK and the United States. He has been a freelance translator and editor for over 20 years, and was formerly Head of Publications at a UNESCO research institute.


"Thank you so very much for your visit and presentation. It was so interesting and inspiring! Like some kind of fresh breeze for us blowing from Europe and the UK!"
Natalia Sumenko, President, Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters

“Peter made the stage come alive. The pupils were inspired by his presence, making a truly memorable awards evening.”
Caroline Skerten, Head of Keystage 3, Deer Park School, Cheltenham

“You gauged the audience perfectly, the content was both interesting and entertaining, and the timing spot on!”
Heather Greenhalgh, Co-ordinator, Pershore and District U3A Local History Group

"We have employed Peter on a number of occasions to talk to young people in schools about his work as a writer; and to support them in their own writing projects. He is always sensitive and thoughtful in the advice he gives, and in the way he draws out their ideas; and they respond well to his input. I would certainly work with Peter again."
David Allen, Artistic Director, Midland Actors Theatre

“a unique chance for the students of this department to meet a professional translator”
Professor Galina Komarova, Vice-Rector, Arkhangelsk State Technical University

“....vibrant, informative and thoroughly enjoyable, one of the best guests we have ever had...”
Linda Edkins-Blackett, Chair, Malvern Writers’ Circle

"Last year Peter Sutton spoke to our group on the process of writing biographical drama with particular reference to his play Elgar and Alice. The talk proved both informative and stimulating, and he dealt with the questions which followed with skill and authority."
Roger Jones, Convenor, Society of Authors Gloucestershire Group

"I want to place on record my high regard for your contribution to London's Adult Education Service over the past five or six years."
Brian Leighton, Senior Staff Inspector, Inner London Education Authority


Click the image below for a 4-page PDF
containing lists of Peter Sutton's publications,
qualifications, memberships and full c.v.

Click for Peter Sutton's full c.v.



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