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Last updated 06/06/2010
Phone: 01252 724425 - Mobile: 07710 740 188
Year qualified: 1978
Other qualifications: PhD Greek History
Native language: English
Other language: Italian
Biography: I originally trained as an actor and worked in the professional theatre, television and films, for twelve years. I then went to university and gained a first class degree in Classics and went on to write a PhD thesis in Ancient Greek politics, which was published by Oxford University Press. At the same time I qualified as a Blue Badge London guide and for nearly thirty years I have worked as guide and tour manager of the British isles, Italy and France. In the meantime I have publsihed seven novels (under a pen name) and most recently have been lecturing on cruise ships.
Region for which accredited: London
London sites for which accredited: British Museum, Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, National Gallery, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey
Sites outside London for which accredited: Bath, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Winchester Cathedral, Windsor Castle, York Minster
Special interests: My special interest has always been people, what they do, to and with each other. This has led me into history and literature, but also into the many fields of human invention, architecture, music and painting, science and engineering.
Extended tours: British Isles, France and Italy. Also, in the past, the USA, Russia and Scandinavia.
Regions offered as British Isles Tour Manager: South East England (Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire), East Anglia (Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Constable Country), Midlands (Cotswolds, Coventry, Black Country, The Potteries, Peak District, Chester, Robin Hood Country), West Country (Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, King Arthur Country), Yorkshire (Brontë Country), North West (Cumbria, Lake District, Manchester, Liverpool, Carlisle), Northumbria, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
Countries offered: France, Italy
Lectures given: Ancient History, naval history, jazz, introduction to cities such as Venice, Dubrovnik, Barcelona.