About The Speaker...
For the last twenty years I have been employed in several roles in the heritage sector, as a field studies teacher and guided walk leader and currently work as a freelance oral historian. I have also regularly given talks to a variety of audiences on several themes including The History of Tithe Maps, Chichester Harbour, Nettles and 101 Things to do with an old pair of tights.
Throughout my life I have been totally distracted (often from other things) by my interest in the natural environment. If I could live my life over again, I might have chosen to become an economic botanist and study the relationship between plants, people and cultures. Still, I’ve managed to fit this passion into some of the gaps in my life and as a consequence of an obsession with nettles, I went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Nettle Fibre Extraction and also wrote a book called From Sting to Spin: A history of nettle fibre. I am, of course, fascinated by all wild plants and have collected and used them in my cooking for most of my adult life.
About my Talks...
I will provide a laptop and projector, which are essential for this talk, but I would appreciate the provision of a table and a screen or a suitable wall to project onto.
My fee is £50 within a 10 mile radius of Bognor Regis. Longer distances will be charged at 30p per mile.