Portfolio of Topics

                          

DESTINATION SPEAKERS

TOASTMASTERS

CRIME AND POLICE

 

“World’s Greatest LSD Bust” Parts One & Two

A Humorous insight into a Criminal Trial

 

An Audience with Dai Davies, Former Head of Royal Protection 

Contemporary policing in the UK

 

 

Crime Thriller - True Stories of Murder Investigations

Doing the Right Thing - Famous Whistleblowers

Famous Criminal trials at the Old Bailey

Gangs: Past and present

Historical accounts of how the British Monarchy have been subjected to attacks and incidents
Jack The Ripper

Life as a Victorian Bobby

My Career as Firefighter

Policing in a Middle East Setting

Policing in the 1970s – Rising to the Top

Princess Diana: The People's Princess & The Conspiracy Theories Unravelled

Problem of Fraud
Protecting Tony Blair & Margaret Thatcher

Psychology of Serial Killers

Royalty Protection - Scotland Yard's  Specialist Protection Command
Stonehenge Illegal Pop festival

Story of Fingerprints

Tackling Serious & Organised Crime - The Elliott Ness Approach
The Fifth Man: an examination of Cambridge University’s International Spy Ring
The Homicide Detective

The Hunt for the Killer Raoul Moat - A First Hand Account
The Sweeney -Real Life Tales

The World of Fraud

Undercover Investigations - Serious & Organised Crime

Watching the Detectives: Cops on TV

'Why me' – On the Front Line of a Riot

 

 

 

 

ENRICHMENT

 

 

Apollo Explorers

Astronomy - An Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

Astronomy: A selection of fascinating talks, with excellent illustrationss

Aurora Borealis: The Northern Lights

 

 

 

Balanced Living: The Mind-Body-Spirit Link

 

 

 

Bottoms Up: What We Drink and Why We Drink It

 

 

Calcutta, past and present - the jewel in Queen Victoria's empire

Collecting Swarovski Crystal

 

 

 

 

Cruising with Christie…What Agatha Christie's Characters would have worn

Designing the Perfect Garden

 

 

 

 

Do not go gentle into that good night: The life (and death) of Dylan Thomas, National Poet of Wales

Elvis Presley - the rise and fall of the King

Emma, Lady Hamilton

Enemies of Rome

 

 

 

 

 

English National Parks: the Jewels in the Crown

 

 

Entertaining Stories from the world of High Finance

 

 

Evolution of Beer Steins

 

 

 

 

Fascinating World of Commemorative Plaques

 

 

Fourth Estate: a history of the UK’s newspapers

 

 

From the Amazon to Bourneville – The history of chocolate and Cadburys 

Fun Fairs: A Historical Perspective

 

 

 

Gem stones & precious metals – their origins and use in jewellery

Ghostly Galleons... True Tales of Haunted Vessels

 

 

God, Gold and Glory: The Exploration of South & Central America

Goldsmithing - An Introduction

Gold Trade - 50 years Experience

 

Great Actors

 

 

 

 

 

Great British Entertainers

 

 

 

 

Great Britons

 

 

 

 

 

Great Cities of the Ancient World

 

 

 

Great Entertainers

Great Klondike Gold Rush

 

 

 

 

 

Great News Stories - By the former Editor in Chief of Britain's largest Regional newspapers

Hey Diddle Diddle - The History & Meaning of Nursery Rhymes 

 

History of Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece

 

 

 

History of Broadcasting​

 

 

 

 

History of Names

 

 

 

 

 

History of the Eurovision Song Contest

History of  the Human body in classical  Western Art

How to feel comfortable in any group situation

Importance of being Oscar: the trial of Oscar Wilde

 

 

Italian Lovers, German Mechanics, French Gourmands  - Cultural Stereotypes,  Fact or Fiction?

James  Bond – The Ultimate Action Hero 

 

 

 

Jerusalem: William Blake and England

Leonardo da Vinci- Anatomist - inside his mind- inside the body

Leonardo Da Vinci –“A 15th-century artist whose  concepts & ideas  anticipated  21st-century Radiology

Life & Times of Winston Churchill

 

 

 

Lives of Laughter

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Treasure Ships

 

 

 

 

 

Mallory of Everest

Meanings of Words, Sayings and Rhymes

 

 

 

 

 

Memoirs of a Globetrotting Travel Writer

 

 

 

Memoirs of a Newspaper Hack

 

 

 

 

Murder Mystery Nights

 

 

 

 

Music of James Bond

Panama Canal

 

 

 

People Watching - Observing and Learning from Human Behaviour

Photography - a Selection of fascinating & Helpful Presentations

Poets & Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

Poets, Pirates and Pioneers... Interesting voyages and voyagers

 

Pompeii and Herculaneum

Orkney Vikings – St Magnus Cathedral, Britain’s most northerly cathedral founded in 1137AD

 

 

 

 

Real Pirates of the Caribbean

 

 

 

 

Ringing the changes – Church bell ringing, with hand bell demonstrations (try it yourself!)

Rise and Fall of Music Hall and Variety

Robert Burns, Scotland’s imortal bard

 

 

 

Rome: Heroes & Villains

 

 

 

 

Rose City of Petra

Royal Scandals

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Scandals of The Rich and Famous

 

 

 

Secrets of Live Radio and Television

 

 

 

Seven Wonders of the World, Ancient and Modern

Skara Brae – 5000 year old Neolithic village. Best preserved village in Northwest Europe

 

 

Smelling Nice & Looking Good – the history of cosmetics and personal hygiene

Stately Ghosts of England​

 

 

 

 

Story of Food: What We Eat and Why We Eat It

Sweet Peas – The Queen of the summer flowers

Testosterone-driven Hurricanes

 

 

The Oregon Trail

 

 

 

 

 

The Painter's Life   (inc. Monet;Turner;Toulouse-Lautrec

 

The Russians Are Coming (The Cold War)

 

 

 

The Singer's Singer - Matt Monro by his Daughter

 

 

The wonderful working sheepdog”

A Tour around the Human Body – fun & facts

 

 

 

Tourism in the Ancient World

 

 

 

 

Travel Photography

The Treasures of the Mary Rose – A Tudor Time Capsule

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding social media

 

 

 

 

Understanding Yoga and Ayurveda  - India's model of health and well-being

Vesalius and Titian’s boys are the first “Evidence –based  doctors” A renaissance quantum leap that benefits us all today

Vikings & Norse Mythology 

Why do some Musicals work – but others flop?

 

 

Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Lake District: Revolutionary Tourists

World's Finest Gardens

 

 

 

 

“Your mummy told you not to talk to strangers!” - a humorous look at how to talk to strangers in any social setting​

Your Need More than a Pair of Sandals… Safe Ashore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMY AND AVIATION

 

 

 

Amelia Earhart

Cold War in Germany

Crimean War & Charge of the Light Brigade

Flying an Air Ambulance

Gallipoli Campaign 1915

Helicopter Flying - How Not To Do It, a Survivor's Perspective

Hot Air Ballon Flighting

 

Household Cavalry

 

 

Humanity on the Battlefield, the Story of the Red Cross

Humorous Talk about Household Cavalry

Stories of an Airline Captain

 

The British Army on the Somme

The History of the RAF, 1918 to 1939; Empire Air Policing.

The Life and Times of T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia

The Tudors

 

 

 

World War One Centenary Talks - Talks covering many aspects of 'The War to End all Wars' inc The Somme, Snipers of WW1, A Soldier's Life in the Trenches, The War Poets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAUTICAL

 

 

A Hard Days work – 21st October 1805. The Battle of Trafalgar

Attention all shipping – the mysteries of the Shipping forecast

Captain James Cook RN

Heroes - Drake, Napoleon, Wellington and Marlborough

History of Scapa Flow - British Fleet base in WWI and WWII

Hospital Ships in the First World War and Second World War

How your cruise ship is navigated

Life & Times of Lord Nelson - a Seaman's Perspective of a Hero

Life Below Decks in the Royal Yacht Britannia

Life in A Submarine - Stories from a Submarine Officer

The Mary Rose – Discovery, Recovery and Conservation

Mutiny on the Bounty

My 37 Years in the Royal Naval Reserve

Naval Language & Naval Slang

Nelson the Man

 

RNLI, its history and roles today

RNLI – 190 Years of Life Saving

Scott & Shackleton

Scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet

 

Tall Ships, the golden age of sail

The Battle of Jutland

 

The Falklands Air War 1982

The golden years of  British ferries

The Treasures of the Mary Rose – A Tudor Time Capsule

Evolution of Cruising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRITISH, AMERICAN, CANADIAN  & AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATES:

Amazon

Australia & New Zealand

Atlantic Coast: Ireland, france, Spain, Portugal, Canaries, Azores, Maderia, Cape Verde

Baltic including St Petersburg

British Isles

Canada

China

Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok

Iceland and Norway

India

Malaysia

Mediterranean: Gibraltar, Spain, S. France, Italy (Venice), Adriatic, Sicily, Greece, Egypt, Middle East, N. Africa

 

ALSO ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES AVAILABLE

 

How to Prepare & Deliver a Speech

Master of the Toast From Ancient Greece to Caeser's Palace - The Redcoats are coming!

Protocol & Tradition

Social Behaviour & British Etiqutte

Tales of a Lady Toastmaste

The City of London, Beadles & Livery Companies

Toastmastering - A What?

A Toastmaster's Anecdotes

Traditions of a British Toastmaster

What is it About Champagne?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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