"That was great..perfectly pitched" TH
I have a PhD and spent over 25 years working as a geologist in the energy sector based in and around London. I've completed a year-long course in City of London history and ‘graduated’ from the Tour Guiding course at the University of Westminster with Distinction in May 2020. The final months of the course gave me key skills in presenting using Zoom.
I've always had a huge enthusiasm for history and linking the past to contemporary environment and events. However, I had to leave it behind at school to pursue science and maths A levels - history was relegated to weekends and holidays until 2018! A “light bulb” moment during a guided tour of Wimbledon Tennis brought a sudden realisation that I wanted to become a tour guide.
I have undertaken regular public speaking since my time as a research student and have maintained close contacts with academia; publishing and editing papers. This valuable experience is being channelled into my specialist talks on Zoom. These provide access to tales and views of Westminster and the City from your home and are tasters to walking tours in and around London.
My passions include geography, social history, architecture, reading and walking. These are combined in my Zoom virtual tours which have had an audience of almost 2000. I'm excited to be hosting a documentary about the gin craze as part of a series called 'Revealing London' - filming is imminent. I have recently acquired first aid certification and my bespoke walking tours explore the quirky, little known side of London in a memorable and fun way! Let's celebrate London 2021!