About Colin van Geffen...
I have been presenting Illustrated Talks since 1988 – originally locally for charity but now as part of my self-employed work – I am an artist / illustrator but in these continuing difficult times people have less disposable cash and seek more interesting ‘entertainment’. I am happy to offer my growing list of titles to groups of any size, where-ever they may be located. As a local historian & aviation enthusiast living in the New Forest, I am surrounded by a rich backdrop of historical opportunities. I research and write all of my presentations and presentation of the facts is my priority, sometimes exploding myths but always offering an informative, interesting and educational presentation. I have given talks to U3A, WI, Probus, , RAeS, 41Club, local history societies, community groups and many other organisations across England as well as on board a number of cruise ships.
About my talks...
My fee is £70.00 plus mileage at cost.
I am prepared to be flexible for smaller groups with an ‘introductory fee’ (within reason).
Although based in the New Forest (SO45) I am happy to travel to your venue for additional cost of fuel, plus accommodation if necessary. I have been invited to give Talks in London (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich), RRHT Bristol, University-based groups in Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton & Guildford,; military-based groups in Shrivenham (Wiltshire) and Cranwell (Lincolnshire) and many other small, medium & large groups from Coventry & Rugby, to the New Forest. Please feel welcome to ask. “