Guest speakers

Our Cunard Insights™ enrichment programme offers talks, seminars and discussions by well-known historians, explorers, top diplomats, politicians, scientists and other notable experts. We strive to “Engage, Enlighten and Entertain” throughout your voyage with appearances from esteemed luminaries.

Don't miss these special guests in the coming months...

  • Giancarlo Impiglia

    Giancarlo Impiglia

    Giancarlo Impiglia is an artist and art historian whose name is renowned in the world of art. He studied at the Art Lyceum and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He also studied at the Italian Center of Cinematography of Rome, participating in several movies as cameraman and set designer.

  • Martin Bell

    Martin Bell

    Martin joined the BBC in Norwich as a news assistant, transferring to the BBC in London as a general reporter in 1964. His assignments for the BBC have included 90 countries and 11 wars from Biafra to Bosnia. Martin was appointed UNICEF Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies, and has also been an Independent MP.

  • Celia Imrie

    Celia Imrie

    Described by The Times as one of the most successful British actresses of recent decades, Olivier Award-winning Celia Imrie is probably best known as one of the naked Calendar Girls - she needed bigger buns. She has appeared in many films from Hilary & Jackie, Nanny McPhee, and Bridget Jones's Diary to Highlander and Star Wars.

  • Midge Ure

    Midge Ure

    Midge Ure was one of the most idolised musicians of the 70s and 80s, and has since nurtured a successful solo career. As he prepares to join the Queen Mary 2 for a series of live performances and talks, we take a look back at his remarkable life.

  • Margaret Gilmore

    Margaret Gilmore

    Margaret Gilmore is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been an authoritative face on British TV screens for more than 20 years, highly respected for her specialist knowledge and investigative skills.

  • Seth Gopin

    Seth Gopin

    Doctor Seth Gopin is a man of a great many interests and talents. During his 30 years at Rutgers University, he was a gifted lecturer in Art History and a popular dean of academic affairs. He also served as the Director of Global Studies, which made him Rutgers’ ambassador to the world.  

  • Alan Cumming

    Alan Cumming

    A Tony and Emmy award-winning actor and performer, Alan has also written five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir. He has over forty awards for social activism, three honorary doctorates and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen.

Cunard Insights Guest Lecturers

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