I have a keen interest in Antarctic history. Reading accounts of early expeditions to Antarctica was the catalyst for my desire to experience the unique region myself. I have a particular interest in Sir Ernest Shackleton and have been to many places associated with him. I have a detailed knowledge of the Heroic Age of Antarctic expeditions and share my enthusiasm to my audiences with anecdotes and detailed accounts of the hardship the early explores endured.
I have travelled widely; have appeared on British TV on ‘The Chase’ and thrive on sharing my passion for the Antarctic.
About my Talks...
I have a growing number of different talks, all related to the Antarctic. They include presentations on probably the four most famous names associated with Antarctic exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Captain Scott, Roald Amundsen and Douglas Mawson. I then have a presentation on the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration which looks at the twenty-five years when these men and many others risked their lives in exploring the great unknown.
I also have talks on the Antarctic continent; the remote island of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands; each of these provides an overview of the place, its history and wildlife. I also have a light-hearted talk on penguins.
Each talk lasts about 45 minutes. I bring my own laptop and projector, but don’t own a screen. I maybe able to fill in at short notice, so it’s always worth giving me a call. I am prepared to travel any reasonable distance from my home which is in Staffordshire.
My minimum fee is £50 plus travel expenses of 45 pence per mile.