Talks, Lectures, Conference Papers
I like giving talks to a wide range of groups – from political meetings to Rotary Clubs, U3As, civic societies, national conferences, railway campaign meetings and local history groups. I generally don’t do pictures (powerpoint) unless it is directly relevant to the subject – call me old-fashioned but I’ve a tongue in my mouth and a ‘talk’ means just that!
The sort of things I give regular talks on include
- My books and their subject matter (see ‘Little Northern Books’)
- The case for Northern Devolution
- Railways in the Community
- Railways Today and Tomorrow
- Railway Social History
- Dialect Literature of Lancashire and Yorkshire
- Socialism and Radical politics in the North of England
- Walt Whitman and his Lancashire Links
Depending on what sort of organisation, I generally charge a modest (sometimes nil) fee. I prefer to get there by train if possible.
Ring me for more details on 07795 008691