As usual, all our members were in raptures after you left, and one member was even heard to comment: “It was the best lecture I have ever heard.”

Thank you for giving us such a superb talk last week on the Genius of Charles Dickens. You held us spellbound as you led us through Dickens’ life and works. There was not a cough or shuffle to be heard in the hall.

Thank you for your brilliant talk on the Bayeux Tapestry. I have to say that it was the best we have ever had, and that includes the ones you have done in the past. Lots of people have stopped me in the street and said how much they enjoyed it. We really are grateful.

Our sponsored Festival talk on Nelson by Mark Mitchels proved to be one of the highlights of the Festival. We had a full house in the Cathedral Lecture Room and everybody was full of enthusiasm at the way Mark used slides, drama and wit to trace Nelson’s life from a Norfolk schoolboy through to his many naval triumphs, culminating in his death at Trafalgar.

Thanks for your brilliant talk. On Saturday evening many of your audience stayed on to enthuse about the enjoyable evening they had just experienced. Since then they have been into the Museum to express their thanks.

That was an excellent talk, which you gave on Friday! Thank you so much for giving us such an inspirational insight into Sutton Hoo, its treasures and the human involvement in the story. All of us, irrespective of our background knowledge, were inspired to look beyond our own perceptions and to develop a greater understanding of that period of our history.

May I say how much we enjoyed your talk on Saturday. A great many comments have been made - all complimentary.  The one I would like to pass on was from a Trustee of the Museum who said, any child taught by Mr Mitchels is fortunate indeed.

The theatre of Shakespeare’s day was brought to life brilliantly on 29th October when Mark Mitchels gave a spellbinding talk on the subject to members of the Aldeburgh Festival Club. ... Members had listened with rapt attention to Mark Mitchels’ lecture and as he finished, gave him a tremendous ovation.

[Bayeux Tapestry] Invite Mark Mitchels to be a speaker, and you know you are in for a wonderful evening. Our January meeting was no exception.

[Globe Theatre] Thank you very much indeed for giving us a superb evening on Friday. We’ve been quite overwhelmed by the enthusiastic and complimentary remarks we have received since.

[Globe Theatre] It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you how much your lecture was appreciated and enjoyed last Friday. It was beautifully constructed and illustrated and elegantly delivered. The enthusiasm of the audience would have been obvious to you, and I have had many favourable comments since.

Thank you so very much for giving us such a wonderful evening on Saturday. People haven’t stopped talking about it, and I know that [name]  is already booking you up for several evenings next year. It was such a fantastic lecture, and the readings so well delivered, that people are asking us to be sure and let them know when the next one comes along. I think you could tell by the sell-out attendance how very much everyone enjoyed the evening - and we certainly hope you did too.

Your talk was a great success. The facts you gave about the Globe, Shakespeare and Elizabethan life in general were most informative, and as they were delivered in your inimitable style they held your audience riveted.

If there is such a thing as Suffolk Speaker of the Year, I’ll nominate you.

Suffolk - A Portrait was a truly memorable experience, and I should like to congratulate you on this powerful blend of images, verse and music.

Thank you for another wonderful talk last evening - one of the members said to me as she was leaving ' Why do you bother arranging eight different speakers each year, just get Mark to come each month' - I think that sums up how much our Association enjoys your talks.

I attended the talk on The Globe which you gave to the Woodbridge U3A this morning, thank you, it was the best talk I have ever attended. I found it absolutely fascinating, entertaining and thought-provoking.

It was a great pleasure to meet you this morning and many thanks for attending our meeting and giving us that truly splendid lecture on The Genius of Charles Dickens.  The fact that we had difficulty in bringing the applause of our members to an end after your talk was evidence enough of how appreciative they were.  We were all riveted to your every word and felt at the end of your talk that we knew so much more about the talent and

personal life of this exceptional man. 

You really should have been at the door last night to hear all the comments of gratitude for an excellent talk about Two Suffolk Artists. Thank you very much for coming to talk to us again.

I would just like to say what an enjoyable afternoon and how much our members enjoyed your Christmas Miscellany. It was just right and a lovely mixture of poems and readings, sad and joyful and even ghostly. Christmas has officially started!

Once again your lecture ticked all the boxes for giving us such a good talk on The Royal Navy in World War One. We were totally absorbed in what you had to say….It needed somebody like you to convey all aspects of those four years at sea.


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