Having retired from a career in the IT industry, I now have the opportunity to pursue my lifelong interest in military history and technology. Like any enthusiast, I’ve always wanted to share my passion with those around me, and have given informal lectures on military subjects, for a number of years: so I suppose I must be one of those strange people who actually enjoys public speaking! Now I’m eager to present my talks to a wider audience, and share all these amazing narratives with local clubs and societies
About my Talks...
All my talks are designed for non-specialist audiences and are intended to appeal to men and women from every walk of life: when technical or scientific jargon is included, I always translate this into everyday language. You will notice that my talks last a little longer than usual. I believe that to tell the full story, the speaker needs to place the subject in context, by including all those essential details that are so important in helping history to ‘come alive’ – so my talks are about how things worked, as well as what they were used for. However if your timescale is restricted, I can also offer condensed overviews that include all the most important features – see individual descriptions below for details. If you are interested in a particular talk, and would like to discuss other options to suit your programme, or require more information, then please do contact me.
All the talks are fully illustrated by PowerPoint slides. I have my own projector, and only require a screen or other projection surface.
For any booking received during 2019 (including bookings for 2020 dates), my fee will be £50 per talk, plus 45p per mile expenses, if travelling more than 25 miles from Evesham. For all bookings received from January 2020, the charge will be £75, plus travel as above. I will be very happy to negotiate a fee for talks anywhere in the UK, on an ad hoc basis: please contact me to discuss.
I am usually available at short notice, should you have an urgent requirement for a speaker.