Cruise Ship Speakers

Education & Learning
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Richard Atkins
Motorsport Commentator & Aviation Historian
Raconteur: exciting tales of exploits on land, sea and in the air
Coming from: Hastings,  East Sussex  UK
Richard Atkins is a respected cruise enhancement lecturer specialising in light hearted entertaining lectures to explain some of the worlds most amazing engineering achievements especially by women and historical famous pioneers. Richardís initial career was in Formula one Motorsport where he worked with many famous names. He talks with enthusiasm and humour about his experiences in the motorsport and aviation arena.

Andrew Baker
Politics and Modern and Contemporary History
Author, consultant, lecturer and ex Grammar School Headmaster
Coming from: Thorpe Bay,  Essex  UK
Andrew is a retired Headmaster, a former Head of History and Politics and the author of a bestselling book on Contemporary British Politics. He taught in Grammar Schools for over 40 years. Andrew now works as a Consultant. He has given lectures and presentations to a range of audiences and conferences on aspects of contemporary history and he has also spoken on topics such as The Art of School Leadership, Understanding British Values and Building School Ethos and Identity. Andrew has a particular interest in social, educational, cultural and political change in Britain since the Second World War and is a fluent, engaging and entertaining speaker and writer.

James Ellis
Tales from the Classroom
BA, BSc
Coming from: Falmouth,  Cornwall  UK
Born on the Isle of Wight, as a child James and his family moved around England. During National Service in the RAF he gained a place at Loughborough College to train as a PE teacher. After he completed his course at Loughborough, he went on to teach within the 5-11 year group in several schools mainly in deprived areas of Leicester and in 1969 became headmaster of a Junior school and then two further headships at Primary Schools before retiring. Since retiring he has been able to spend more time on his hobby of growing, showing and hybridising streptocarpus.

Ben Still
Physics & Science
MPhys PhD AMInstP PCHE
Coming from: London,    UK
Ben is a national multi-award-winning science communicator, scientist, and science writer. Not your average scientist; Ben uses clear visuals and everyday metaphors, allowing all audiences to appreciate the beauty of even the most abstract of sciences. Ben holds a masters degree in Physics with Space Science and Technology from the University of Leicester and PhD in experimental particle physics from The University of Sheffield. Ben regularly talks at international conferences and professional institution as well as providing enrichment talks on cruises.