Talks and Presentations

I am available as a speaker on several subjects.  The categories are listed below

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Horticulture and Gardening

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Natural History and European Travel

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General and Natural History

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World Travel and Natural History

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British Wildlife and Natural History

Notes on Talks and Presentations

All topics are covered with enthusiasm, knowledge, quality images and above all seeking to engage with the particular audience. Time for dialogue and questions is always allowed.

Fees vary according to the group size and the length of presentation required. Mileage is charged to and from my home in Lincoln.

New talks are added to the list as they become available. Please call for details.

All talks can be adapted to the needs of your group, either with a break or as a single continuous presentation.

All topics are in PowerPoint presentation format with occasional video clips and running dialogue.

On odd occasions two topics have been presented with a midway break.

Short notice bookings are acceptable subject to availability, please give me a call.


"On behalf of the members of the West Burton Retired Employees Association, may I thank you for presenting such a brilliantly illustrated talk on the wildlife we hitherto might have totally overlooked in the garden.

It was a great relief to learn that untidy woodpiles, overgrown hedges and weeds were not something to be ashamed of.

Your amazing photos left us in awe of the creatures lurking in our own backyards, and I'm sure some of us will be leaving fewer stones unturned from now on, even though the chances of catching hitching snails on toads, seem impossibly long odds again.

Many thanks once again for a wonderful presentation"

Richard D Vessey. West Burton Retired Employees Association, 20th May 2015.


Forthcoming Talks
2021 Program

AUGUST 2021

3RD LINCOLN U3A - The Miracle of Migration

10th THEDDLETHORPE, Lincs - Topic to be decided


SEPTEMBER 2021

1st GRIMSBY LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB

 - Around the World in 80 Images

2nd THURNBY and BUSHBY GARDEN CLUB, Leicestershire.

- It’s a landscapers Life.

  7th MISTERTON GARDEN CLUB, Notts.- Bark , Berry and Leaf.

7th MANSFIELD U3A GARDEN GROUP   - Roots and Shoots

8th DERBY RSPB GROUP - Around the World in 80 Birds.

14th REEPHAM WI, Lincs. - The Four Seasons.

15th BINBROOK GARDEN CLUB – Topic TBC

16th MELTON MOWBRAY U3A, Leicestershire.

  – Lincolnshire – a Naturalists Paradise.

16th PICKWELL GARDEN CLUB - , Leicestershire. - Water Features for the Garden

18th GWENT ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Somerset ( zoom )

20th WEST HALLAM , Derbyshire. – Right Plant Right Place.

28th PETERBOROUGH BIRD CLUB - Somerset

30th FRAMPTON GARDEN CLUB, Lincs. – The Four Seasons.


OCTOBER 2021

7TH OXFORD RSPB. - Gardening to encourage Wildlife.

11th HARROGATE RSPB. - Reserves of Lincolnshire.

16th to 23rd October - Greenspaces Tour of Speyside and the Cairngorms to include a series of lectures at the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown on Spey.

28th SAXBY VILLAGE SOCIETY, Lincs. – Topic TBC


NOVEMBER 2021

9TH KIRTON LINDSEY WI , Lincs. - India , The Golden Triangle.

15th NOTTS WILDLIFE TRUST. – Native plants of Britain.

17th CHESTER RSPB

 - The National Parks of Northern Tanzania.

18th BOURNE GARDEN CLUB, Lincs

– Water as a Garden Feature.

22nd HEATON CHAPEL LITERARY SOCIETY, Cheshire.

 – Costa Rica.

23rd BOSTON U3A, Lincs. – Topic TBC

24th RUDDINGTON GARDEN SOCIETY, Notts. - Topic TBC


DECEMBER 2021

20TH VALE OF THE WHITE HORSE RSPB.

  - Mediterranean magic, Majorca and Mallorca. ( By Zoom.)


Charges

  • Charges - £ 80 to £100 according to length of talk ( 1 hour straight through or 2 x 40/45 minutes )
  •  Travel expenses are charged at a current rate of 45p per mile to and from my home in Lincoln ( there is some flexibility in this )
  •  Short notice bookings are taken if you have an emergency . Please give me a call.
  •  I generally have some goods( Cards ,Photos ,or Plants for Horticultural Talks ) available for sale with the groups permission.

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