Cruise Ship Speakers

Languages & Communication
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Jane Ann Davey
Linguist & Norwegian Specialist
Coming from: Hereford,  Herefordshire  UK
Jane Ann is a professional linguist who was educated in Singapore and England. She gained her Post Graduate Diplomas for Linguists, specialising in French, German and Norwegian. She had a varied career in business, before becoming a technical transalator in Norway. Her lecture topics include Norwegian History, the Vikings, the geography of Fjordland and Norwegian Folklore.

Patsy Erskine-Hill
Art History, Destinations & Social History
NADFAS Speaker; Prof of Italian literature; Masters Imperial Russia
Coming from: Charing,  Kent  UK
As a child Patsy lived in Spain, France and Italy, and holds degrees in French and Italian from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Masters in Economic and Social History from the University of Edinburgh, specialising in Imperial Russia. She has worked as a court interpreter and translator, taught Italian Renaissance and medieval literature and speaks fluent Italian, French and rusty Spanish and Russian. Her informative talks cover history of Russia, Italy and England.

Michael Eyley
Jewellery, Watches and Gemstone Expert
B.S. Dip. M.I.L.A.M.
Coming from: Sheringham,  Norfolk  UK
Mike was born in Bedford, England, but at an early age his parents moved to Spain. He returned to the UK as a bi-lingual 9 year old to complete his formal education. He went on to study Business and Marketing at Sheffield University and followed a career in the leisure industry. At the age of 45 he decided to follow his passion for watches and jewellery, initially as a watch and jewellery dealer and later setting up his own Auction House. Mike presents a series of talks on jewellery, watches and gemstones as well as the opportunity to run workshops to appraise and value jewellery.