About this Speaker...
Mark is a freelance artist, designer-silversmith and semi-retired university lecturer who has enjoyed a wide-ranging teaching career. Until the summer of 2009, he was a Principal Lecturer in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Metropolitan University. He currently lectures part-time at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London and is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners. Mark is also a folklorist and has been an active member of the Folklore Society since 1987, speaking regularly at their conferences around the UK. Mark has a particular interest in unusual local customs and rituals and in 2013 he published a book on the folklore and popular customs of the church. Furthermore, he is a pharologist (passionate about lighthouses!) being an active member of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers and a founding member of the World Lighthouse Society.
About his talks...
All talks are illustrated with a powerpoint presentation and are of 50-60 minutes duration with time for questions and answers. Mark offers a diverse range of talks and a full list is available on request.
All equipment can be supplied including a screen although happy to use in-house equipment where available. I am available day and evening and sometimes at short notice.
Fees start from £55 plus travel expenses – petrol or second-class rail fare. For large groups (100+) I charge £80
I will travel to Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire and West Midlands and whilst I will consider travelling elsewhere I may require overnight accommodation.