After taking early retirement in 2010, following a career in IT and Quality Assurance, Jonathan took up a secondary career as a public speaker/performer. He has now delivered over one thousand talks/performances, mainly on literary topics but also on his previous role as the Farnham Town Crier. His talks cover the works of Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, Emily Bronte, Laurie Lee, Vera Brittain, Edward Thomas, Dylan Thomas and WW1 Poetry & Remembrance. For the National Trust, he has delivered several lunch/lectures at Bateman’s, Kipling’s home in East Sussex, and monthly war poetry readings at the Sandham Memorial Chapel near Newbury.