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EXPERTISE
Author / Writer
History - General
History - Maritime
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BIOGRAPHY
Dr Robb Robinson is based at the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull and from a family which has been engaged in the business of seafaring for generations.

He has contributed to many TV history programmes including: The Worst Jobs in History; The Real History Show; Inside Out, as well as Who Do You Think You Are?; Find My Past; Great British Railway Journeys, the BBC 4 Sea Fever Series and Heston's Great British Food. During the last few years he worked on the BBC's 'Our Place in the Great War' project and participated in many Great War radio and TV programmes and took part in some of the BBC World War One at Home roadshows. He has contributed to the recent Channel 4's Time Crashers and Britain at Low Tide series.

Robb is a Trustee of the British Commission for Maritime History and has spoken at many international conferences as well as at the British Academy, National Maritime Museum and the National Archives. He is the author of four books and numerous articles for publications which include The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Maritime History; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the Journal of Transport History, The Marinerís Mirror; and The International Journal of Maritime History and Reviews in American History as well as a centre page piece for the BBC History Magazine.

His book, 'Far Horizons' is a unique blend of global and local history containing biographies that encompass the world and are linked by the sea. His new book, 'Viola' is a twentieth century story of the North Sea and long Atlantic Ocean. He has also recently researched and written about some remarkable seventeenth century people from the English Civil War and Restoration eras.


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TALK TITLES
1. The Lore and Legends of Lighthouses

2. The Lore and Legends of Whaling

3. Fish and Ships or Fish and Chips; the story of a national dish and the fishermen who provide it

4. A Forgotten Navy and the Great War at Sea

5. Pirates of the Caribbean and Atlantic in Fact and Fiction

6. In the Wake of the Mediterranean Corsairs

7. The Mediterranean: its people and the Sea.

8. The Great War: some extraordinary stories of ordinary people

9. Mutiny on the Bounty and the story of the Bethia from Blaydes House

10. A Ghost Ship of Grytviken and Some Twentieth Century Stories of the Sea

11. Far Horizons and Some Epic Stories of Sea and Land.

12. The Russian Navy and the Dogger Bank Incident

13. In the Wake of the Vikings

14. Seafarers and Polar Exploration

15. Northward Ho! Some Epic Tales of Sea and Ice in the Northern Oceans

16. The Victorian Workhouse in Fact and Fiction

17. The Workshop of the World: what made Britain the first industrial nation

18. The World We Have Lost: how our ancestors lived in the eighteenth century.
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Sea SE181107 West Indies Explorer 10 San Juan Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Viking Sea SE181024 New York, Bermuda & the West Indies 14 New York Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Viking Orion OR180812 Venice, the Adriatic & Greece 7 Venice Sunday, August 12, 2018
Viking Orion OR180805 Italian Sojourn 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, August 5, 2018
Viking Orion OR180729 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Sunday, July 29, 2018
Viking Orion OR180722 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, July 22, 2018
Viking Orion OR180715 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Sunday, July 15, 2018
Viking Orion OR180708 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, July 8, 2018
Viking Sky SK180211 From Miami into the Amazon 21 Miami, Florida Sunday, February 11, 2018
Viking Sky SK180204 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean 7 Miami, Florida Sunday, February 4, 2018
Viking Sky SK180128 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean 7 Miami, Florida Sunday, January 28, 2018
Viking Sky SK180121 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean 7 Miami, Florida Sunday, January 21, 2018
Viking Sky SK180107 Panama & Central America 14 Miami, Florida Sunday, January 7, 2018
Viking Sky SK170520 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, May 20, 2017
Viking Star ST160724 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Sunday, July 24, 2016
Braemar M1526 Venice & The Beauty Of The Adriatic 28 Dover Saturday, September 12, 2015