Services






Talks



I am always delighted to give talks to groups out and about in Yorkshire. Outline details of three possible talks follow, though if you'd like me to address a different theme, please ask. I ask for a small fee in return and can usually turn out at short notice.

PPQs - Puzzles & Poems Quiz
This is more of a quiz than a talk, following a similar style to a pub quiz, with a final round being a set of anagrams. The content can be customised to suit an occasion and can vary in length, though it will follow either a Yorkshire or a classical theme. Books will be on display and available for purchase, with 10% of takings going to the organisers of the event afterwards.

100 Yorkshire Stars
This talk will investigate how a list of the county’s top personalities was formulated in the process of writing the book, Sonnets for Yorkshire Stars. Books will be on display and available for purchase, with 10% of takings going to the organisers of the event afterwards.

FAKE NEWS: what the Romans span for us
This talk will look at how various Roman emperors made use of political spin, generally to make other Roman emperors seem more awful than they were themselves (warning - some of this could be a little bit rude). My series of Yorkshire books will be on display and available for purchase, with 10% of takings going to the organisers of the event afterwards.




Touchscreen design


I have written many software titles over the years and am able to create touchscreen displays for museums and visitor centres on request. Three examples of my recent work can be found in the World of James Herriot in Thirsk.



Private tuition in Latin and ancient Greek


I offer private tuition in Latin or Greek for motivated students of all ages who are prepared to travel for their lessons to the Malton area or put up with using Zoom. I can cater for all ability ranges, from beginners to university level. Zoom teaching is easy to arrange and for this my charge would be £36 per hour, regardless of how many people would be involved.

My preferred method of teaching Latin is to use my own course, Imperium. See link for details: www.imperiumlatin.com




Writing services


I am able to create custom puzzles or sonnets on request, to suit a particular location or occasion. All I’d need would be a set of information, vocabulary and a theme.




 

Latin on request


If you've always wanted to have a Latin motto, or you need to have something translated either into or from the language, please get in touch and I will see what I can do.



If any of these ideas appeals to you, please email me to discuss it.