Speaking Events

Polly Morland at Hay

Photo credit: Steven May/Alamy

19 March 2024

Oxford Literary Festival, Exeter College: Lecture Theatre
4pm Oxford Debate. NHS: Why Can’t We See A Doctor? Polly Morland & Penelope Campling, chaired by Stephen Law

28 Feb 2024

York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, York
7.30pm An Evening with Polly Morland, author of A Fortunate Woman

22 Nov 2023

Chepstow Bookshop at The Drill Hall, Chepstow
Polly Morland’s A Fortunate Woman with Kate Humble’s Where the Hearth Is

9 Nov 2023

Stroud Book Festival, The Sub-Rooms, Stroud
Polly Morland & Dr Phil Whitaker: The English Patient – A Prescription for the Future

10 Oct 2023

Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Hive, Cheltenham
Polly Morland & Ann Morgan: A Helping Hand

7 Oct 2023

Cuckfield Book Festival, The Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield
Polly Morland – A Fortunate Woman & Ike Anya – Small by Small

20 Sept 2023

GP Trainers’ Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Polly Morland in conversation about A Fortunate Woman

23 August 2023

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Baillie Gifford West Court
Polly Morland & Rebecca Smith: Landscape and Community

23 August 2023

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
Polly Morland, Annabel Sowemimo & Phil Whitaker: Prescriptions for Health

10 July 2023

5×15′ Live Online Event
Polly Morland and Dr Rachel Clarke on A Fortunate Woman

8 June 2023

Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Polly Morland in conversation about A Fortunate Woman

18 May 2023

The Bath Festival
A Country Doctor’s Story: Polly Morland talks to Dr Rachel Clarke

30 April 2023

Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Polly Morland in conversation with Dr Helen Salisbury about A Fortunate Woman

22 April 2023

Cambridge Literary Festival
The NHS at 75, Jim Down & Polly Morland

30 March 2023

Waterstones, Salisbury
An Evening with Polly Morland

23 March 2023

Waterstones, Winchester
An Evening with Polly Morland

22 March 2023

Waterstones, Cardiff
The Hayes Lectures: A Fortunate Woman – Polly Morland

21 March 2023

Royal Literary Fund – Reading Round, Grange Pavilion, Cardiff
Reading group discussion with Polly Morland

16 March 2023

Waterstones, Abergavenny
An Evening with Polly Morland – in conversation with Robert Penn

10 March 2023

Waterstones, Hereford
Book signing with Polly Morland

7 Nov 2022

Chelsea Arts Club, London
Members book event: A Fortunate Woman

4 July 2022

Bristol Festival of Ideas
Watch online event here: Polly Morland: What Does It Mean to be a GP today?

8 June 2022

Sevenoaks Bookshop, High St., Sevenoaks, Kent
Book event: A Fortunate Woman

28-30 Sept 2018

Names Not Numbers Oxford: “Judgement”
How We Judge People’s Potential
Mansfield College & Exeter College, Oxford

13 June 2018

Life With Law | Telling Stories to Get Things Done
6.30pm, Runway East Moorgate, London

5 Oct 2017

Chairing An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith
Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

7 June 2017

LDN Talks @ Night | How and Why We Change
Stoke Newington, London

27 May 2017

Revolutions 5×15 at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Adnams Spiegeltent

May-June 2017

MINDSET workshops, Mastered.com

5 May 2017

Swindon Festival of Literature
How and Why We Can and Do Change

22 Feb 2017

BookFest Portsmouth
How and Why We Change, University of Portsmouth

22 Feb 2017

Blackwells Portsmouth

30 Nov 2016

Putney Library, London
Polly Morland talks about her new book, Metamorphosis

26 Nov 2016

Hay Festival Winter Weekend, Hay-on-Wye

2 Oct 2016

Wigtown Book Festival, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway
Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change

14 Sept 2016

The School of Life Special Event, WeWork Moorgate, London
How To Live Wisely With Risk

19 Aug 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh
Change for the Better

10 Jul 2016

Ways with Words, Festival of Words and Ideas, Dartington Hall
‘Inner Selves’ day: Transformations

9 June 2016

Rossiters Books at Shire Hall, Monmouth
Book talk about Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change

31 May 2016

Lutyens & Rubinstein, London
Book launch Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change, hosted by Profile Books

26 May 2016

The School of Life, London
How and Why We Change – workshop

19 May 2016

FEFCO Summit, 2016, Berlin
The Art of Living with Risk

18 May 2016

World Bank/GFDRR Understanding Risk Forum 2016, Venice
Keynote at opening ceremony

Polly Morland talking at AGI HK investment forum

Photo by: Ulrike von der Heidt

13 Feb 2016

Salonfestival, Wiesbaden, Germany
Book talk on Risk Wise

2 Dec 2015

Association of German Banks, Reflexionen 2015 conference, Berlin
Risk Wise – On the Art of Living with Risk
Watch the video here

17 Nov 2015

Life with Law, London
The Secret Power of Risk-Taking and Curiosity

25 Sep 2015

Allianz Global Investors Global Asset Management Kolloquium, Berlin
A thought-provoking journey into the world of risk

23 Sep 2015

Launch of the German edition Risk Wise. Von der Kunst mit Risiken zu leben hosted by Weissbooks
and Allianz Global Investors, Berlin

16-17 Apr 2015

Allianz Global Investors internal Broadmind lecture and beraterkreis meeting, Frankfurt
Nine Everyday Adventures

29 Jan 2015

The School of Life Live: New Year Resolutions, London
Take More Risks

15 Jan 15

Press dinner, China Club, Hong Kong
Writing Risk Wise

14 Jan 15

Allianz Global Investors Investment Forum, Hong Kong
Being Risk Wise

20 Jul 14

5×15 at The Curious Arts Festival, Pylewell Park
Polly Morland on The Society of Timid Souls

5 Mar 14

Aye Write!, Glasgow’s Book Festival
The Society of Timid Souls

19 Sep 13

Blenheim Palace Literary Festival, Woodstock
Being Female and Awesome: panel discussion with Melissa Benn, Polly Morland and Hadley Freeman

28 Aug 13

Literary Death Match, Ep 35, Shoreditch, London

2 Aug 13

RSA at Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle
Around the World: Courage!

30 May 13

How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay-on-Wye
How to be Brave
Watch the video here

26 May 13

How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay-on-Wye
The Death of the Hero: panel discussion with Ian Blair, Polly Morland and Angie Hobbs. Chaired by Peter York
Watch the video here

21 May 13

The School of Life, London
The Society of Timid Souls: class on how to be brave

19 May 13

Bristol Festival of Ideas, Arnolfini, Bristol
Polly Morland and Peter Tatchell: How to be Brave

12 May 13

Brighton Festival, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
How to be Brave

27 Apr 13

Institute of Cultural Research, King’s College, London
Lecture: Polly Morland on the Society of Timid Souls

1 Mar 13

Monmouth Women’s Festival, Monmouth Priory
Learning to be Brave: Polly Morland in conversation with Steph Tyler