After a long career as a medical scientist I like to talk in an entertaining and accessible way about my academic interests of antibiotic resistance and ‘guts’. In latter years I have researched the history behind the methods and equipment used for surgery on the battlefield during the Napoleonic period. My interest extends to characters that made this such an interesting time, including the Grand Old Duke of York, who transformed the lives of the British soldier; one of his many mistresses Mary Anne Clarke who caused his resignation after a major political scandal, William Wilberforce who helped abolish the slave trade and Spencer Percival, the only British PM to be assassinated.
About my talks...
For my talk I require a screen and table. I can bring along a projector, laptop and other artefacts as appropriate.
My fee is normally £100 for a 45-60 minute presentation, depending on geographical location, with travelling expenses of 20p/m if over 20 miles from my base in Birmingham. Please note that I will be relocating to Cardiff , South Wales in November 2019.
If you are a small group, please contact me and we can usually reach a compromise.