I have been involved in communications, security, and crime prevention for much of my life, working in central and local government, and the private sector, and have worked as a locksmith. I have advised on heritage locks and have been a lifelong lock collector. Along the way, I’ve also worked in training, and the book trade, and have been a magician.
Now retired, I have presented talks at work, and to Probus, Rotary, history groups, U3A, and others.
About my Talks...
These talks are all non-technical with illustrations on Microsoft Windows Powerpoint. Duration normally ¾ hour, can be varied. I ask that a data projector be provided — I bring my pictures on a laptop with a VGA and USB socket (but not HDMI) or a USB memory stick. For some talks, I also bring some physical exhibits to pass round. I am open to questions afterwards.
I charge no fee but have to ask for a contribution for travel expenses, currently (2020) of £40. I can travel the Central Belt and eastern Scotland up to about an hour’s drive from Penicuik.
Do please ask, if there is anything further you would like to know — I look forward to hearing from you.
Often available at short notice.