I have been involved in communications, security, and crime prevention for much of my life, working in central and local government, and the private sector, and have worked as a locksmith. I have advised on heritage locks and have been a lifelong lock collector. Along the way, I’ve also worked in training, and the book trade, and have been a magician.
Now retired, I have presented talks at work, and to Probus, Rotary, history groups, U3A, and others.
About my Talks...
These talks are all non-technical and illustrated with Powerpoint. Duration normally ¾ hour but this can be varied. I ask that a data projector be provided, I bring my own laptop (or a USB memory stick if that is preferred). If a data projector cannot be provided, I do have an old overhead projector and could show the pictures for the first 3 talks as OHP transparencies. For some talks, I also bring some physical exhibits to pass round. If necessary, talks can be given without illustrations. Often available at short notice.
Do please ask, if there is anything further you would like to know — I look forward to hearing from you.
I charge no fee but have to ask for a contribution for travel expenses, currently (2018) of £30. I can travel the Central Belt and eastern Scotland up to about an hour’s drive from Penicuik, Midlothian.