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
2022 Program

  January

5th - Nettleham Gardeners association - Garden Design
6th - Lindsey U3A, Lincs - Cuba - It’s Time to Salsa
11th - Kirton Lindsey, Lincs - Cuba - It’s Time to Salsa
19th - Awake U3A, Hull - Wildlife Spectacles of GB
20th - Elvaston Garden Club, Derby - Perennials for all Seasons
27th - Boultham Park, Lincoln - Wildlife and Habitats around Lincoln
31st - Clifton Garden Club, Notts - Topic to be decided

February
1st - Hatfield Woodhouse, Yorks - Topic to be decided
2nd - Hose Garden Club, Leics - Gardening for Wildlife
7th - Sleaford, Lincs - The Peregrines of Lincoln Cathedral
8th - Theddlethorpe Garden Club, Lincs - Lincolnshire’s Natural History
9th - Skellingthorpe U3A, Lincs - Peregrines of Lincoln Cathedral
10th - Sherwood U3A , Notts - Britain’s Garden Heritage
10th - Middle Rasen, Lincs - Bamboos – from pandas to garden canes
15th - Boston U3A, Lincs - Topic to be decided
16th - Loughborough U3A, Leics - The best of the Scottish Highlands
16th - Huddersfield RSPB, Yorks - Natural History of Nepal
18th - Gretton Garden Club, Northants - Planting your garden to attract Wildlife
23rd - Hackthorn Garden Club, Lincs - Right Plant , Right Place
25th - Derbyshire Ornithological Society - Costa Rica

March
3rd - Woodhall Spa U3A, Lincs - It’s a Landscapers Life
9th - Doncaster RSPB, Yorks - Topic to be decided
14th - Clays Horticultural, Notts - Perennials for all seasons
17th Nuneaton Bird Club, Leics - The Miracle of Migration

August
9th Kirton Lindsey WI, Lincs - The Big Blue

September
7th Wellingborough U3A, Northants – It’s a Landscapers Life
12th Bakewell Bird Club, Derbyshire - East Anglia
13th Ockbrook Garden Club, Derbyshire - Bark, Berry and Leaf
14th Cliff Villages U3A, Lincs - Cuba
15th Baslow Garden Society, Derbyshire – Water as a Garden feature
17th Wild Ken Hill , Norfolk – The Gathering
19th Bourne U3A, Lincs – Topic TBC
19th West Hallam Garden Club, Derbyshire - Topic TBC
20th Glenhills Garden Club, Leicestershire - Perennials for every Season
21st North Staffs RSPB - Majorca and Menorca
26th Empingham Garden Club, Rutland - Topic TBC
27th Branston U3A, Lincs - Topic TBC
27th Stickney Garden Club, Lincs - Grasses and Bamboos
28th Bexley RSPB, Kent by Zoom - East Anglia

October
6TH Woodbridge RSPB, Suffolk - Topic TBC
10th Woodhall Spa WI, Lincs - Natural History of Britain
15th to 31st Grant Arms, Grantown on Spey, Scotland
A mix of talks on British and European Natural History


Charges

  • Charges - £ 90 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 and Photos  ) available for sale with the groups permission.

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