The Yorkshire Speakers Directory



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Subject Areas:Health, Inspiration, Public Service
Name & Location:Mr Adam  ALDERSON Leyburn
Contect & Website:
w: www.yorkshireyaks.com
Subjects:Bio:
Adam Alderson is 1 of 4 people in the world to have survived a gruelling 8 organ transplant, along with radical tumour de-bulking surgery for a rare form of cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.
Over the last 3 years, Adam has gone from lying in a hospice bed, being fed through a small tube into his stomach, to defying all odds, showing his true grit, and proving his doubters wrong.
Adam now constantly demonstrates how organ donation can provide someone suffering with a terminal diagnosis, a full and active life style.
Whilst recovering in hospital after his transplant, Adam decided he wanted to take on one of the worlds biggest motoring challenges – The Mongol Rally. In July 2017, Adam and his new wife Laura, embarked on their epic adventure, aiming to raise over £30k for their chosen charities whilst raising awareness of his condition and cure.
Adam has attained invaluable experience of public speaking to audiences of 100s of people at events including Teesside university, International nurse of the year awards, secondary school assemblies, NHS conferences, numerus charity events and membership gatherings,
Adam has also appeared on BBC News in 2016, 2017, along with numerous other TV appearances such as being interviewed for Look North and featuring in several documentaries such as BBC Sunday morning live, Quest Supertruckers
Adam is a passionate and able speaker who has the audience gripped with his story and positive approach to life.

Key messages include:
- overcoming adversity
- adapting to life after a transplant
- embracing change
- determination and stubbornness
- maintaining positivity
- campaigning for organ donation.

Categories:-
inspirational and motivational.

Talks on:

Rare Cancer
Beating Cancer
Organ Transplant
Pioneering surgery
Worlds first success
8 Organ Transplant
Taking on one of the biggest motor challenges in the world after transplant
Life after transplant
Second opinions
Not taking NO for an answer
World traveller


 
Availability & Fee:Anytime£250.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: OHPClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:History
Name & Location:Mrs Michelle  BEADLE Hull
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:AMY JOHNSON, HULL'S PIONEERING AVIATOR - Her life and achievements.
FLIGHT OF DISASTER - An account of the R38 airship crashing into the Humber in 1921.
Availability & Fee:By Arrangement£35.00, Plus Travel
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: PS, T, F, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Sport
Name & Location:Mr Alan  BEADLE Hull
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:GIVE US A "V" - Hull Vikings Speedway Memories
THRILLS AND SPILLS - The history of Speedway in Yorkshire
Availability & Fee:By Arrangement£35.00, plus travel
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: PS, T, F, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Bookart, Crafts, Paper Magic
Name & Location:Mrs Margaret  BEECH York
Contect & Website:
w: beeches13.skyrock.com
Subjects:I am an internationally recognised and published book artist, do look at my pictorial blog to see the books that I make.

I call what I do Paper Magic because I take a flat sheets of paper and by the ‘magic’ of folding turn them into three dimensional books. I am also a calligrapher and many of my books contain some calligraphy.

I bring a large display of my books for people to handle and enjoy. My talk would probably take 45 mins about how I became a book artists and stories surrounding the books that I make.

I also offer Paper Magic workshops.

 
Availability & Fee:Anytime Happy to cover last minute cancellations£50.00 plus travel
Areas Covered:North Yorkshire only
Requirements: T, F, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Photography
Name & Location:Mr Tony  BREWER Mansfield
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:DECADES OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1899 to 1933 (Part 1)
This lecture is photography based, and comprises of 85 images with a short narrative on each image.
It takes you from 1899 through to 1933; most of the photographs shown are important events in history and most images show recognisable figures. The lecture is to provoke your memory and show how certain events and people dramatically change our history.
No photographic knowledge is required. There will be a part 2 depending how part 1 is received.

THE CAMERA DOES LIE
This talk is a fun lecture where the audience will be asked if the image on the screen is a real photograph or a manufactured photo i.e. Photoshopped. It consists of 90 to a 100 images and lasts about 80 mins, or I can make it shorter if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk it’s just for fun.

PEOPLE AND NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
This talk is about some of the different people I have photographed over the years, ranging from homeless people to some interesting portraits. Also included are night time images I have taken and manipulated. This talk consists of 80 to 90 images and lasts about 60 to 70 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

PHOTOGRAPHING CITIES AND OTHER DESTINATIONS
The lecture is designed to help people improve their photography when on holiday, what to look for, where to stand, what to include in the shot, etc. It covers different cities and other holiday locations. This talk consists of 80 to 90 images and lasts about 60 to 70 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

PHOTOGRAPHING PLANTS
This lecture is aimed at people who love photographing flowers, grasses and other types of plants. I will show how to improve your plant photography. No photographic knowledge is required for this talk. This talk consists of 60 to 70 images and lasts about 60 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

IMPROVING YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOS
The lecture is designed to show people how and what to photograph when on holiday, such as what to look for, looking for patterns and colours to remind you of where you were, what to include and exclude. No photographic knowledge is required for this talk. This talk consists of 60 to 70 images and lasts about 60 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR CAMERA WORKS
The lecture is designed to show people what the different buttons on their cameras are for, and how to use them. Also I will try to explain some of the basic principles of photography. Some knowledge or interest of photography would be beneficial but not essential. This talk consists of 20 to 25 images that are text based and lasts about 60 mins, or I can make it longer if required.

PHOTO QUIZ
This fun quiz is about the audience guessing what the distorted, mixed up images are, they are all house hold items that are seen or used by most people. This talk consists of 60 to 70 images and lasts about 60 mins and it just for fun.

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A PICTURE
Using Photoshop I will show how the use of post processing programs can greatly improve and enhance your current photographs, I will demonstrate the basics for how Photoshop works.
No photographic knowledge or understanding of Photoshop is required but some familiarity would be a benefit. The lecture will be projected onto the screen via my laptop.


 
Availability & Fee:Anytime£40.00
Areas Covered:South Yorkshire only
Requirements: PS, T, FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Crime
Name & Location:Mr Roy E DUXBURY Hull
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Ray details his experiences around working in a prison, he's written and published a book called "Happiness is door shaped", and, the book is the basis of his presentation.

Prison is a community within a community, drugs, rapes, violence is present every day, you fear for your safety and the safety of those you are committed to protect, a balance which is hard for Prison officers have to manage every day.
We deal with the most challenging Prisoners , including Charles Bronson, who took a member of staff hostage at Hull prison.
Reliving stories from a number of Prisons, makes for an interesting and informative talk.
Availability & Fee:By Arrangemnt£35-£45.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: T, FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Alternative Medicine
Name & Location:Ms Julie  FLETCHER Preston, Hull
Contect & Website:
w: www.fletchershypnotherapy.co.uk
Subjects:I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instil self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behaviour and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
Availability & Fee:By Arrangement
Areas Covered:West Yorkshire only
Requirements: Talk without boards, FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Military
Name & Location:Mr Alan  GIBSON  Knaresborough
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Alan has led a very full life. After running away to sea at the age of 16 he found himself joining the British Army where he spent 7 years in the Royal Artillery and 5 years in the Special Air Service (SAS) seeing action in many theatres of war, from Northern Ireland to the Falklands War and Africa to South America. Upon leaving the Army he then acquired a small empire in the hospitality industry which was taken from him. At the age of 54 Alan entered the world of Film and TV and became a successful multi award winning actor. Interesting, funny, sometimes sad but always inspirational Alan will hold nothing back.

Therefore there is plenty to be had for a wide range of audiences.
Availability & Fee:Anytime£50.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: F, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:History
Name & Location:Mr Roy  GUNSON Rotherham
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Pickering's Harem - The Women who Measured the stars.

Shakespeare's Astronomy - Astronomical thought in the time of Shakespeare, politics and Bills involvement.
The Uncertainty of Mr Heisenberg - His early life, involvement in the development of quantum theory and the German Atom Bomb.
Availability & Fee:Anytime Prefer evenings but will do afternoons - avoid weekends£20.00 + Exs
Areas Covered:South Yorkshire only
Requirements: S, EC, T, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Nostalgia, Travel, History, Entertainment
Name & Location:Mr Malcolm  JOHNSON Leeds
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Popular Music and Nostalgia
History of the English Language
Trekking in the Himalayas
A Reality TV Experience
Availability & Fee:By Arrangement Any time by prior arrangement£40.00
Areas Covered:West Yorkshire only
Requirements: S, PS, EC, BO, T, Projector for powerpoint, FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Inspiration
Name & Location:Mr Tony  MALLETT Leeds
Contect & Website:
w: www.inspirationalleads.com
Subjects:Manifesting a vision
Creativity
Innovation
21st Century skills
Well-being
Availability & Fee:Anytime£100.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: S, PS, BO, OHP, TClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Public Services, Publishing, Safety
Name & Location:Mr Roy  MEAKIN Huddersfield
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Printing in the 1980's @ Examiner.

Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

 
Availability & Fee:Anytime Contact for availablitiy£50.00
Areas Covered:West Yorkshire only
Requirements: None specifiedClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Humour, Nostalgia, Africa, Education
Name & Location:Mr Mike  PARKINSON Wakefield
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:An amusing and educational presentation about living and working in Zambia in the 1970's
All proceeds are donated to the Alzheimer's Society. The talk is generally around 75 minutes.

 
Availability & Fee:By ArrangementCharity Collection
Areas Covered:West Yorkshire only
Requirements: TClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Cooking
Name & Location:Mr Paul  PEACOCK Rawtenstall
Contect & Website:
w: www.kitchennewbie.com
Subjects:Kitchen Newbie was founded in 2016 by cookery writers Paul and Diana Peacock after an idea by their daughter, Rebecca, to help people learn to cook. After years of teaching and writing about food and gardening, they realised that the fundamentals of cooking, such as how to cook a vegetable, when are onions ready when sweating, how hot should a pan be… all these questions just were not being answered by the range of books and websites available at the time. Moreover, once you can do a couple of basic techniques, a whole range of delicious recipes opens up to you. Mastered Spaghetti Bolognese? Try making a lasagne! It’s the next logical step.

Talks:

Make Cheese in a bottle
Making sausage at home
Plot to plate
Everyone is Halloumi mad
Availability & Fee:Anytime£140.00
Areas Covered:West Yorkshire only
Requirements: FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Military, Entertainment, History
Name & Location:Mr Colin  PHILPOTT Harrogate
Contect & Website:
w: www.colinphilpottmedia.co.uk
Subjects:Ex-Head BBC Yorks

Secret Wartime Britain - secret and hidden places that helped win WW2

Relics of the Reich - the architectural relics left by the Nazis

A Place in History - the stories of places touched by news stories

Inside the BBC - my stories from 25 years in front of and behind the camera in the BBC
Availability & Fee:Anytime£100.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: S, EC, Showing powerpoints, FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Business, Entertainment
Name & Location:Mr Neil  RAMSHAW Harrogate
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Rise and fall of a very British Institution. History of Building Societies
Some Well Known Inventions and Their Lesser Known Inventors
The Richest Prize in Sport.World Heavyweight Boxing Champions 1880's--1975.
The Great Schnozzle...an affectionate review of the career of Jimmy Durante.
Let your Computer Entertain You.
Availability & Fee:Anytime Within reasonable distance of Harrogate£45.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: S, PS, BO, T, FClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Charities, Sport, Therapies
Name & Location:Mr Geoff  RENDER Cleckheaton
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Geoff draws on his experience of overcoming the difficult circumstances life has left him following a major stroke aged only 37. Undaunted, his talks highlight how life is effected by such traumas. Equally he explains how he has overcome discrimination in sport and changing faces of the track and has competed in World Masters. Nowadays Geoff also teaches swimming and is a support worker, he has competed in triathlons as recently as 2016.
Availability & Fee:AnytimeNegotiable around £50.00 Charitable donation
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: ExpensesClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Health
Name & Location:Miss Louise  ROBINSON York
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Audiology
Health
Dementia

Availability & Fee:By Arrangement£20.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: Click for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Archaeology, Military, History
Name & Location:Mr Alex  SOTHERAN  Rotherham
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:I have worked as a field archaeologist since 2001 across the globe and I currently work as the archaeology advisor for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in the Ministry of Defence. This role requires liaison with military authorities and other stakeholders over matters related to heritage and archaeology across the MOD estate in the north of England and Scotland. Since 2003, I have also worked as a battlefield archaeologist in France and Belgium on the battlefields of the First World War. This work has involved the development of battlefield archaeology as a field discipline and the recovery of many missing soldier’s remains. Whilst in this role, I have also featured in several television programmes, including productions for YAP Films and the BBC. My talks centre on battlefield archaeology and what further information it can give us when studying the First World War, including understanding the trench systems, recovery and the identification of the soldier’s remains, even pinpointing the location of a destroyed tank.
A popular talk that I give is:

The First World War and Battlefield Archaeology

A general introduction to the work I have been involved with over the past fifteen years on battlefield sites in France and Belgium, including a general look at the material that you would expect to find on FFW sites and a look at three particular sites showing what can be learnt from the archaeology of the First World War

Along with the introduction to battlefield archaeology, the following can also be provided as talks:
Bullecourt, the Search for Tanks

Recent (2017 and 2018) excavations at Bullecourt, in France where Mark II tanks attacked with Australian soldiers in 1917. The site was excavated and revealed some evidence for the tank attack. The project was also staffed by volunteers made up of ex-forces veterans suffering from various physical injuries and PTSD and helped their recovery through the Operation Nightingale group.

Mametz Wood, Evidence for the Welsh on the Somme

Mametz Wood was the scene of an attack by soldiers of the 36th (Welsh) Division in 1916, despite large casualties the woods were captured. Excavations in 2015 revealed the remains of German positions in the woods along with evidence for the brutal nature of the fighting. The team were also joined by the rugby star Gareth Thomas who was researching his relatives who had fought in the First World War.

My fee is £40 for a talk of about an hour with questions, presented as a Powerpoint presentation. I provide my own projector, but will need a wall or screen to project onto. I am willing to travel, however, I am based in Rotherham and will charge expenses for a journey longer than half and hour.

 
Availability & Fee:Anytime£40.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: S, PS, EC, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Entertainment, Film
Name & Location:Mrs Claire  SPRATT Goole
Contect & Website:
w: www.clairespratt.com
Subjects:Worked in professional theatre since the early 1990's, training at RADA. Working as a stage manager throughout the UK on productions including leading pantos, touring shows, concerts, summer seasons, rep as well as in the West End. Went on to become a playwright and in 2008 began running own touring theatre company & now running own film company, recently producing the comedy feature film 'A Little in Tents'. Based near Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire.

 
Availability & Fee:By Arrangement, Talks within 1 hour of Howden preferred.£60.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: F, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:History
Name & Location:Mr Chris  TAPSTER Harrogate
Contect & Website:
w: No Website
Subjects:Presentations on military history in uniform with original equipment and artefacts on:
- British forces in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
- Boer forces in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
- The Soviet Red Army 1941-1945, including the role of women.
- 45 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands War 1982

 
Availability & Fee:By Arrangement£50.00
Areas Covered:North Yorkshire only
Requirements: DWB, CS, T, F, EClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:Hypnotherapy
Name & Location:Mrs Tina  TAYLOR HULL
Contect & Website:
w: www.lifehypnotherapy121.co.uk
Subjects:For a taste of what hypnotherapy can do to help you!
Availability & Fee:Evenings & Weekends£50.00
Areas Covered:East Yorkshire only
Requirements: S, PS, EC, OHP, TClick for requirements explanation
 
Subject Areas:History
Name & Location:Mr Steve  WARD Leeds
Contect & Website:
w: www.steve-ward.net
Subjects:A. General history of the circus
B. Women in the circus
C. The life of Philip Astley
D. The cultural history of circus in Leeds
Availability & Fee:Anytime Subject to availability£50.00
Areas Covered:All Yorkshire covered.
Requirements: S, PS, T, FClick for requirements explanation