Tim Barney

Location: Evesham, Worcestershire
About me...

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by military history and technology, and like any enthusiast, I’ve always wanted to share my passion with the people around me.  Following a career in the IT industry, I now have the opportunity to branch out into the wider world, and pass on some of the fascinating facts and stories I have absorbed over the years.  As you will discover when you book one of my talks, military history is NOT just for military history fans!

About my Talks...

All my talks are designed to appeal to men and women from every walk of life. A little technical jargon is unavoidable – but don’t worry, I always translate this into everyday language! Each talk lasts for about 40 minutes, and I am always keen to take questions afterwards.

If you are interested in a particular talk, but require more information, or would like to discuss other options to suit your requirements, then please do contact me to discuss.

All my talks are fully illustrated with PowerPoint slides. I have my own projector, table and large screen, but I’ll happily use your equipment if it’s already in place.  I’m always happy to deliver virtual talks online, using Zoom or any other preferred platform.

 

Fee:

My fee is £50 for an evening or daytime talk, plus travel expenses at 45p a mile if the location is more than 20 miles from my home in Evesham WR11.  If you are a very small club, or this fee is more than you can afford, then please do contact me: I would rather meet you somewhere in the middle, than not give the talk at all!
If you suffer a cancellation, or need a speaker urgently, then do contact me as I am usually available at short notice.

All of my talks can now be presented in virtual format.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01386 49119

07759 925829

Lock, Stock & Barrel (Part 1)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Lock Stock and Barrel (Part 1)

A history of the soldier’s personal weapon, this talk explains how the different types of firearm worked, and reveals how these technological changes affected the way battles are fought.

Lock, Stock and Barrel (Part 2)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Lock Stock and Barrel (Part 2)

Part Two of this talk picks up the narrative in the mid-nineteenth century, and explores how the smoothbore muskets used at Waterloo, evolved into the sophisticated weapons carried by servicemen today.

The God of War (Part 1)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk The God of War (Part 1)

This talk investigates the history of artillery, and relates how the rock-throwing siege engines of the medieval world, were eventually developed into the long range heavy guns and rocket systems that we see today.

The God of War (Part 2)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk The God of War (Part 2)

In Part Two of this talk, we’ll continue the story of artillery into the twentieth century, and learn how and why ‘the guns’ came to dominate the battlefields of the two world wars

Destroyer of Worlds (Part 1)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Destroyer of the Worlds (Part 1)

This talk is about nuclear weapons: the physics behind them, and the operation of the weapons themselves.  For such a high profile subject, there is a surprising lack of knowledge about how these weapons actually work.  ‘Destroyer of Worlds’ will give the non-specialist a clear grasp of an often murky subject.

Destroyer of Worlds (Part 2)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Destroyer of the Worlds (Part 2)

Part Two of this talk completes the story, by describing how nuclear weapons are guided and delivered to their targets, and last but not least, exploring what’s likely to happen at the receiving end.

Mad, Bad and Dangerous (Part 1)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Mad, Bad and Dangerous (Part 1)

This entertaining talk is about military ideas, inventions and operations that in one way or another, failed to make the grade.  Incompetence, haste and wishful thinking have all played their part, in some of the most scandalous failures in military history.

Mad, Bad & Dangerous (Part 2)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Mad, Bad and Dangerous (Part 2)

Part Two of this talk features another collection of military brainwaves that didn’t perform as advertised, including dreams that turned into nightmares, and some of the maddest, baddest and most dangerous inventions of all.

Warrior Nation (Part 1)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Warrioe Nation  (Part 1)

This talk discusses a number of memorable British battles – familiar and unfamiliar, at home and abroad.  ‘Warrior Nation’ will be appreciated by anyone who is interested in the ups and downs of British history, or just enjoys an exciting story

Warrior Nation (Part 2)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Warrior Nation   (Part 2)

In Part Two of this talk, we’ll complete our review of noteworthy British battles, and discover in the process how historical myth and reality can often become intertwined

Breakthrough! (Part 1)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Breakthrough...!  (Part 1)

This fast-paced, entertaining talk looks at the one hundred most important and influential ideas, in the history of warfare.  Part One deals with the first fifty ideas, and takes us from prehistory to the middle of the nineteenth century.

Breakthrough! (Part 2)

Public Speaker in Worcestershire, Tim Barney presents his talk Breakthrough...!  (Part 2)

In Part Two of this talk, we’ll travel from the nineteenth century to the present day, and review the remaining fifty inventions and ideas on our list. With less than 60 seconds to spare for each item, the pace is swift!

Tim Barney Contact Details:
Phone:

01386 49119

07759 925829