Cruise Ship Speakers

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Michael Anderson
Marine Historian
BSc (Nautical Studies)
Coming from: Haywards Heath.,  West Sussex  UK
Michael first joined the merchant navy as a Deck Officer for both tankers and dry cargo ships before gaining his nautical studies degree. He went on to have a long career in Shipping Industry. On finally retiring he became involved with the Wey & Arun Canal Trust where he became treasurer as well as training skipper for the trip boats. Michael presents a series of lectures on maritime and merchant ship history.

Stuart Andrews
Travel, Transport & Social Historian
Coming from: Bristol,  Somerset  UK
Stuart spent a happy childhood in the English county of Norfolk where his father ran a retail business. From an early age he was fascinated by machines that move and was an avid reader of transport history as well as up to date news on the very latest developments in cars, trains, ships and aircraft. Stuart specialized in a transport career. His series of talks provide an insight into all aspects of travel and transport.

Michael Fopp
Social Historian and Pilot
National Museum Director, Pilot & Historian. PhD, FRAeS
Coming from: Soulbury,  Buckinghamshire  UK
Michael is the son of an Australian Battle of Britain fighter pilot and grew up surrounded by aeroplanes. He has been a member of the elite Mounted Branch of Londonís Metropolitan Police for over 10 years before being appointed Director of the London Transport Museum in 1985. He then went on to be Director of the Royal Air Force Museum. Since retirement in 2010 he has devoted his time to the Guild of Air Pilots & Navigators as well as lecture on transport and aviation history.

David Henderson
Airline Pilot
Coming from: Guildford,  Surrey  UK
Captain David Henderson is a recently retired international airline captain who spent his entire working life travelling the globe and living and working in several different countries. He trained in the RAF and has flown worldwide on almost every type of flying machine from paragliders to aerobatic and vintage aeroplanes to Boeing 747s. He shares his lifelong love of aviation in a most engaging and entertaining manner.

David Hutchings
Maritime Historian & Author
Coming from: Lee-on-The Solent,  Hampshire  UK
David hails from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, so ships and the sea have played a major part in his life. He turned his lifelong love of ships into a career, both as a maritime author and in shipbuilding. David's shipyard career was spent in Southampton and Portsmouth. He is a member of The World Ship Society and the Ocean Liner Society. He regularly lectures on cruiseships about maritime history and ocean liner history.

Malcolm McRonald
Maritime History
Coming from: Wirral,  Merseyside  UK
Malcolm McRonald is the author of three books on Maritime History, under the collective titles of "The Irish Boats". In addition, Malcolm has had articles published in many Shipping magazines. He has built up an extensive collection of his own photographs, mainly covering coastal/cross channel ships, and he has a large collection of postcards and photographs of passenger liners and other ships. Over the years, he has given many illustrated talks on the subject of ships and cruising.

David Pollard
Aviation, Maritime & Transport History
Coming from: Falmouth,  Cornwall  UK
David has maintained a considerable interest in "Trains & Boats & Planes" for most of his life and loves to share his interest with other enthusiasts. As a first step, he formed the S.S.Uganda Society and subsequently the highly successful Ocean Liner Society. He was also an officer with the RAFVR and had a 30 year career in the Oil Industry, involved with transportation fuels. David presents his talks in a non-technical, light hearted nature supported by 'warm up' slide shows and music. His talks can be specifically tailored to geographic regions or cruise themes.

Gavin Roser
Shipping & Transportation
Coming from: Ayr,  Ayrshire  UK
Gavin has been in the shipping industry for 45 years, and in this time has seen remarkable changes in one of the few industries that operate regardless of national boundaries. Over the years he has been in many senior positions and in between times he runs his own maritime consultancy firm. Gavin also works with the Northern Maritime University in Northern Europe promoting new thinking in maritime education. His talks on how shipping affects us will surprise and entertain you.