Geoff Beer

Location: Rochester, Kent
About me...

I am available to talk to organisations such Probus, WI, Round Table, in fact to any group that wants an interesting talk that’s a bit different and  that can sometimes be a little bit provocative. I am now retired after a very interesting work history which has included Toll Road management in the UK, South Africa, and the Republic of Ireland, Information Technology implementation, and various Directorships. I gained my degree after I retired at The University of Kent at Medway.

About my talks...

All PowerPoint presentations illustrated with text, pictures and videos and last about 45 minutes.


£75.00.  I cover 50 mile radius of Rochester so that runs into Kent, East Sussex, Essex, London part of Surrey, further than 50 Miles is at 40p a mile.

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A Life of the Duke of Wellington

Public Speaker Geoff Beer talks about The Life of The Duke of Wellington.


We explore the life of this hero of The Battle of Waterloo from early days, his Peninsular campaigns, his private life, his role as a Political figure and of course Waterloo.

Underground Britain

Public Speaker Geoff Beer talks about Underground Britain.

An exploration of interesting things beneath the ground from war time factories to Cold War bunkers, mines, underground pipelines of all sorts, geology, catacombs and crypts, dumping, and of course pavement markings.

Climate Change

Public Speaker Geoff Beer talks about Climate Change

Keeping a sense of proportion. In this talk we take a hard look at conflicting evidence for an issue which is distorted by media hype, vested interest and political posturing and ignores a rational scientific view. You can decide, I hope this talk helps your decision.

Neutral Nations in Europe during WW2

Public Speaker Geoff Beer talks about  "Neutral Nations in Europe during WW2”

A four nation study of how The Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and Portugal related to both the Allies and the Axis powers during the conflict and the subsequent post war accusations and consequences.

Toll Roads Tunnels and Bridges, history and operation.

Public Speaker Geoff Beer talks about Toll Roads, Tunnels and Bridges, history and operation.

Their history and operation from early times via turnpikes to today’s technology. We examine technical issues, safety implications, economic and political matters, people behavior and some scary videos! Based on my 14 years of experience in the tolling industry in the UK at The Dartford River Crossing and also abroad

A Life of Monica Baldwin

Public Speaker Geoff Beers talks about the life of Monica Baldwin who was a niece of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin

The strange story of the niece of PM Stanley Baldwin who took the veil in 1912, her convent life, and then her shock on leaving to join secular society again at the height of WW2. She subsequently became an author but never seemed to settle down. A grim picture of convent life and Britain in WW2 and a woman in some distress.

The History of State Surveillance Using Technology.


The State surveillance talk concentrates on the use of technology from the 1930’s to today with emphasis on the electronic trail we leave behind us, it also touches on the phenomona known as Numbers Stations


A History of Lord Cardigan

4.A History of Lord Cardigan

Lord Cardigan lecture explores Cardigan the politician, Cardigan the horseman, Cardigan and dueling, Cardigan the womaniser, Cardigan the cad, Cardigan and the Crimea

Understanding the World


This talk is a tour through Politics, Economics, Social structures. Technology, Environmental matters, The Law, Demography, Religion, the “Arrow of Time” and a rear view mirror (!) leading to Cultural differences.

Shock & Upset - or The Emperor’s New Clothes


(warning this talk can ruffle a few feathers!) we examine the “Special Relationship” with the US, Britain and Europe, Foreign adventures, and the state of the British Economy.


An Examination of Industrial Relations in the 21st Century.


A series of interviews with Unions and Managements across the UK as part of a University Dissertation.

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