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Subject Areas:Humour, History
Name & Location:Mr David BELLEyam
Contact & Website:
w: www.theplaguedoctor.co.uk
Subjects:Trust the proven choice of hundreds of other Clubs & Societies and go for an engaging guest speaker everyone is talking about. Go for David Bell, the Plague Doctor. An entertainment rather than a lecture. David is not a qualified medic, nor is he an historian; however he does spin a terrific yarn.

He is the perfect speaker for any occasion and will not only make you think, but also make you laugh out loud and feel good about yourself.

For a fascinating 75 minutes you will be seduced in a uniquely amusing fashion into a world where both medical diagnosis and treatment were equally outrageous . A world you would want to avoid . . . . like the plague!

Despite being clouded through the passage of time by a string of enthusiastic poets and preachers the Eyam plague story remains one of the most enduring episodes in British history. And 354 years on, this small Peak District village, where David now lives, continues to enjoy marketing its tragic past.

Any story of a community in voluntary isolation attempting to prevent the spread of a killer disease is on the face of it hardly going to be light entertainment. However David 'breaks the mould'; his personable, tongue-in-cheek style resonates seamlessly with the audience.

So before you try to split fact from fiction in the Plague Doctor's light hearted take on life; just remember that laughter really is the best medicine. Laugh out loud as David confronts a party of German tourists; wince as he extracts a bladder stone and goes on to demonstrate other eye-watering early treatments. But whisper it again . . . . the plague is about !
Availability & Fee:Anytime HIGHLY RECOMMENDED£75.00 + travel premium
Requirements: T, F, EClick for requirements explanation
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