After a long career as a medical scientist I like to talk in an entertaining and accessible way about my academic interests of smoking and alcohol, along with antibiotic resistance and ‘guts’. In latter years I have been using my medical knowledge to research the history behind the methods and equipment used for surgery on the battlefield during the Napoleonic period and some characters who made this such an interesting time, including the Grand Old Duke of York, who after a few unfortunate military campaigns transformed the lives of the British soldier; one of his many mistresses Mary Anne Clarke who caused his resignation after a major political scandal and Sir John Moore who was a well respected commander but died during the retreat at Corunna.
About my talks...
For my talk I require a screen as I will bring along my own laptop and other artefacts as appropriate.
My fee is normally £80 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.
If you are a small group, please contact me and we can usually reach a compromise.