Mike Kelley

Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire
About me...

I am a retired Training Manager for Middle Eastern and African oilfields, spending nearly 30 years in the closed countries of Libya, Yemen and Sudan; plus Bahrain and Arabian Gulf.  I’m a trained teacher, engineer and author. I have been delivering talks to the public for more than 10 years now. Many times I have been invited back to the same group four or more times.

I am trustee of two charities and a skipper of a passenger carrying canal boat pulled by horse.


About my Talks...

They are all PowerPoint presentations and I bring all my own equipment. I also have a screen if required.

I will travel anywhere in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (including the county cities).

My talks are available as Virtual presentations (zoom etc)


My charge is £50 plus travel expenses.

I will travel anywhere in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (including the county cities).

My Contact Details:

077 452 069 58

The Closed Country of Yemen

This beautiful, but sad, country would be on the world tourist map if it was not so violent.  In this talk I will show you amazing architecture and beautiful views –  sights you have never seen before and would not think could possibly be anything to do with Yemen.

The Closed Country of Sudan

I show why this country is so war torn. A look at its amazing ‘Egyptian’ history.  I look at my meeting with the Imam who was so horrified at the 7/7 bombings in London, and the diverseness of this large country.

My Shadow on the Clouds

Mike reviews his book of the same name. A travel log of 27 years in the radical Islamic countries; which includes Libya, Yemen, Sudan and the Arabian Gulf.

The Fall of Saxon England

 I studied history at college. I take the audience from Christmas Day 1065 through to Christmas Day 1066; through the most traumatic year in English history. I link this to my book, ‘The Fall of Saxon England’.

The Sleeping Beauty

Sixteen years of work to help restore the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire.  Including our passenger carrying horse drawn boat

Why Was King Alfred Called, 'The Great'?

An illustrated look at England as it was when Alfred became king, his rule, and his legacy. From an elected king to a fugitive, to a rule of educated stability allowing his grandson Aethelstan to become the first king of all England, all helped by his warrior daughter.

Mike Kelley Contact Details:

077 452 069 58

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