I am an almost completely retired UK academic who has lectured to general audiences on a wide range of topics both in the UK and abroad. If you are impressed by titles I have a PhD and I am an emeritus professor – if you are not then I have experience of talking to audiences that have ranged from school kids to the U3A and in number from a handful in a pub on a wet Monday evening to hundreds at major events. So you can be sure of an informative, challenging and entertaining talk. My media appearances include Radio Four (Thinking Aloud, More or Less, PM), Radio 2 (the Jeremy Vine Show), TV ( News 24, Midlands Today), local radio and in – wait for it – Wetherspoons News. I have written for the local and national press. I have also authored, co-authored and edited five books. My published research has ranged across British and European history to the story of death and killing in war onto the controversies about the economy today whether at home or globally.
About my Talks...
45-50 minutes presentation, illustrated by power point slides if a computer, projection equipment and screen are available. I don’t have my own but can improvise without them if they are not available. Always happy to take questions.
There are no fees. I charge a straight £50 expenses for talks within 40 miles of Telford and a bit more beyond but they are capped at £100 whether you are in Dover, Devises or even Dundee (but we may have to negotiate on Dublin).
Short Notice Replacement of another Speaker:
If your speaker cancels at short notice I am prepared to consider whether I can help out but I probably can’t do shorter notice than a week.