Rodney Paul

Location: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
About me...

My name is Rodney Paul. I worked as a Project Manager in IT in the healthcare sector before taking retirement in 2018. I have a passion for all things Antarctic and my talk gives me the opportunity to share this with other people.

About my Talks...

The talks last between 45 minutes and a hour. I bring my own laptop and projector, but don’t own a screen.

I am happy to travel up to 20 miles from my home which is near Burton on Trent in Staffordshire. I can travel to Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

I may be able to fit in at short notice – always worth giving me a ring.

Fee:

I charge £40 plus travel expenses of 45p per mile

 

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07984976164

The Antarctic Adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Public Speaker in Staffordshire presents his talk The Adventures of Ernest Shackleton.

This presentation is about the heroic adventures of one of the world’s greatest ever explorers. It provides an account of the various expeditions that Sir Ernest Shackleton undertook to the Antarctic.  He was an inspirational leader; determined to succeed even under the harshest of conditions but was never afraid of admitting defeat, if the welfare of his men was at risk.  He led the infamous Endurance Expedition to the Antarctic which resulted in an open boat journey across the most hostile ocean in the world.  Shackleton inspired his men like no other explorer of his time, as will be demonstrated during the talk.

Shackleton is my personal hero and although I’m by no means an expert on his explorations, I will bring his endeavours to life by recounting his exploits through photographs and stories.  I’ve visited the Antarctic twice and have been to South Georgia where he is buried.  At the end of my talk we will toast the great man with a ‘wee dram’ (venue restrictions permitting) of Shackleton whisky.

The Coldest Place on Earth - Antarctica

Public Speaker in Staffordshire Rodney Paul presents his talk The Coldest Place on Earth - Antarctica

‘The Coldest Place on Earth’  covers some of the geographical aspects of the continent, then onto the early expeditions, including Shackleton, Mawson and some more recent exploits into the region and then a series of pictures on the wildlife and ice. I am fortunate to have been there twice and consequently have a wealth of pictures. I describe myself as ‘not an expert, but passionate about the place’.

I have a number of artefacts connected to Shackleton which I am happy to show at a presentation, in addition to letting people have a ‘wee dram’ of Shackleton whisky (venu’s restrictions permitting) and telling the story behind the bottle.

Rodney Paul Contact Details:
Phone:

07984976164