After working as a research scientist for more than twenty years I was press-ganged into health and safety. To my surprise I enjoyed this even more than the research (maybe something to do with the pleasure we all find in studying work rather than actually doing it).
Now retired from Kodak I spend my time lecturing (recently rated “outstanding” by my college), speaking and writing. Topics include creative writing, memoir writing, Greek mythology, the social history of health and safety and storytelling for adults. I have given talks to coffee morning, Church, Archaeology and U3A groups.
I also work as a part-time consultant for the same callous company that originally press- ganged me into health and safety all those years ago. I should mention that I am a lifelong Liverpool fan, an activity that explains periodic episodes of deep despondency.
About my Talks...
My talks all use Power point but can also be delivered “stand alone” if your venue is not suitable for use of screen and projector. The slides are richly illustrated and for clarity I keep the number of words on each to a minimum. I have a lap-top, projector and screen but am happy to use any equipment that may be available at your venue. For safety, all my equipment is PAT compliant.
Talks typically are an hour each but this can be tailored to your requirements. I am always happy to take questions and provide handouts covering the topic and further information. I can speak evenings and daytime.
My fee is £50 per talk unless otherwise stated below.
Travelling expenses: no charge if the venue is within ten miles of my home in Ruislip, Greater London or talks given in Devon. For other venues I charge reasonable travelling expenses based on petrol costs.