Sladen, Simon.2017. Reference Maker: History Maker. 20 January. Intersections: Performing References / Referencing Performance. London: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Sladen, Simon. 2016. The Twelve Dames of Christmas: A History of Panto told through its Great Dames. Lunchtime Lecture Series. 6 December. London: Victoria and Albert Museum.
Sladen, Simon. 2016. Collecting and Curating Comedy at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 14-15 January. Comedy on Stage and Page: Satirical Cartoons and Stand Up. Canterbury: University of Kent.
Sladen, Simon. 2015. Camp as Christmas: Cross-dressed capers in Pantoland. 7 December. Society for Theatre Research Maggie Collins Christmas Lecture. London: Art Workers’ Guild.
Sladen, Simon. 2014. Camp as Christmas? Exploring Effeminacy in Contemporary British Pantomime. 3-5 September. TaPRA Conference 2014. Egham: Royal Holloway, University of London.
Sladen, Simon. 2014. From Mother Goose to Master: Training Networks and Knowledge Transfer in Contemporary British Pantomime. 28 July – 1 August. IFTR Conference 2014. Warwick: University of Warwick.
Sladen, Simon. 2013. What’s Behind Them? Training Pantoland…. 4-6 September. TaPRA Conference 2013. Glasgow: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Sladen, Simon. 2012. “Did you ever see such a succulent dish of Chinese takeaway? Peter Nichols’s ‘Poppy’ – Political panto at the RSC. 18 July. China in Britain #3: Performance / Theatre and Music. London: University of Westminster. (Note: A recording of this paper can be viewed here on the ‘China in Britain’ YouTube profile.)
Sladen, Simon. 2012. ‘That sort of fairy tale’s new use in the new Victorian age that’s coming’: The past as a metaphor for the present in the RSC’s ‘Poppy’ (1982). 11-14 July. Race, Nation and Empire on the Victorian Stage. Lancaster: The Storey Institute.
Sladen, Simon. 2012. It’s Behind Us? British Pantomime in London’s West End. 25-26 March. The Heart of the West End. London: Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Sladen, Simon. 2011. British Pantomime Bills: An Aladdin’s Cave of Theatre History. 17 June. Faculty of Arts Research Symposium. Winchester: University of Winchester.