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EXPERTISE
Anthropology & Cultural Studies
Earth Sciences, Geology & Geography
History - Art & Culture
Oceanography
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
DR. ADRIAN COOPER
Writer/Traveller/Broadcaster

Dr Adrian Cooper worked as an Associate Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, Birkbeck College, London University from 1992 - 2013. His interests include Wildlife, Natural Environments and Oceanography, as well as Mythology, Cultural Geography and Historical Geography.

Since 1992, Adrian has been a frequent broadcaster and contributor to the BBC World Service on a wide range of wildlife, environmental and conservation issues. Among the many topics he has discussed for the BBC are life in tropical forests, coral reefs, mangroves, rivers and river estuaries, volcanoes, island ecosystems, Caribbean environments, mountain climbing and a very wide range of topics relevant to lakes, seas and oceans.

Adrian has also written three books for the non-specialist general reader on the mythology associated with mountains and wilderness landscapes all over the world. In recognition of his work in promoting the public understanding of geography, Adrian was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1999.
TALKS
Dr Adrian Cooper Lecture List

For any cruise, anywhere:
1. How do oceans work?
2. Oceans full of surprise
3. Diving into the deep

USA / Canada
1. New York City in Words and Music
2. Early European Explorers in Canada - Part 1
3. Early European Explorers in Canada - Part 2

Caribbean
1. Early Explorers in Florida
2. Caribbean Overview
3. Life on Coral Reefs
4. Life in the Mangroves
5. The Life and Work of Sir Walter Ralegh
6. Diving into the deep

Amazon Rain Forest
1. The Amazon Rain Forest - Part 1
2. The Amazon Rain Forest - Part 2
3. The River Amazon

Mexico / Central America
1. The Mayan Civilisation Part 1
2. The Mayan Civilisation Part 2
3. The Aztecs
4. The Olmec Civilisation
5. The Great City of Teotihuacan

Mediterranean / Adriatic cruises:
1. How was the Mediterranean formed?
2. The First Mediterranean People
3. Mediterranean Volcanoes
4. Natural Wonders of Spain
5. Natural Wonders of France
6. The Life and Work of Francisco Goya
7. The Life and Work of Salvador Dali
8. Adriatic Natural Wonders

Baltic / Northern European cruises:
1. Baltic Modern History
2. Baltic Natural Wonders
3. Natural Wonders of Norway
4. Life in the Northern Forests
5. Norwegian Wild Flowers
6. Natural Wonders of Iceland
7. History of Iceland Part 1
8. History of Iceland Part 2

For cruises to Russia:
1. Russian Modern History
2. Natural Wonders of Russia
3. The Great Russian Composers
4. Great Russian Artists Part 1
5. Great Russian Artists Part 2
6. Great Russian Architecture
7. The Life and Work of Joseph Stalin
8. The Life and Work of Mikhail Gorbachev

Please note that I am always happy to write extra talks for specific cruises.
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
I have lectured on 60 cruises to 98 nations on themes related to Physical Geography, Cultural Geography and Historical Geography. Here is a selection of cruises from recent years:

December 2016 on Holland America's Prinsendam to Manaus, Parintins, Alter do Chao, and cruising the River Amazon to its estuary, Brazil; Scarborough, Trinidad & Tobago; Kingston, St Vincent; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Fort Lauderdale, USA.

October - November 2016 on Cruise and Maritime's MV Magellan to Olden, Sortland, Alta, Honningsvag, Tromso, Trondheim, Andalsnes, Romsdalfjord and Bergen, Norway.

August - September 2016 on Holland America's MV Zuiderdam to Copenhagen, Denmark; Bergen, Norway; Akureyri, Isafjordur and Reykjavik, Iceland; Prince Christian Sund, Qaqortoq and Nanotalik, Greenland; St John's Newfoundland and Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada; and New York City, USA.

July 2016 on Cruise and Maritime's MV Magellan to Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde, Rostock and Berlin, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

November 2015 on Holland America's Amsterdam to Tahiti, Moorea, Rangiroa, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia; and San Diego, USA.

September 2015 on Holland America's Volendam to Vancouver, Canada; Seattle and Hawaii (Honolulu), USA.

September 2015 on Cruise and Maritime's MV Magellan to Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde, Rostock and Berlin, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

August 2015 on Cruise and Maritime's MV Azores to Cobh, Ireland; Isles of Scilly; Guernsey; Honfleur, France; Invergordon, Stornoway, and Isle of Mull, Scotland.

July-August 2015 on Cruise and Maritime's MV Magellan to the Orkney Islands; Westmann Islands, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Seydisfjordur, Iceland; Faroe Islands; and the Shetland Islands.

November - December 2014 on Holland America's Prinsendam to Fort Lauderdale, USA; St Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Terre de Haut, Guadeloupe; Castries and Soufriere, St Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; Devil's Island, French Guiana; Cruising up the River Amazon to Manaus via Macapa, Santarem, Boca da Valeria, Parintins and Alter do Chao, Brazil; Scarborough, Tobago; Kingston, St Vincent; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Fort Lauderdale, USA.

October - November 2014 on Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam to Barcelona, Alicante, Almeria and Cadiz, Spain; Ponta Delgarda, Portugal; and Fort Lauderdale, USA.

August - September 2014 on Cruise and Maritime's MV Discovery to Lerwick, Scotland; Alesund, Geranger, Flam and Bergen, Norway, and the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

June - July 2014 on P&O's MV Ventura to Venice, Rome, Genoa, Florence, Pisa and Naples, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; and Ajaccio, Corsica, France.

October - November 2013 on Holland America's Noordam to Rome, Italy; Alicante, Malaga, Cadiz and Seville, Spain; Ponta Delgada, Portugal; and Fort Lauderdale, USA.

September - October 2013 on Holland America's Oosterdam to Seattle, Los Angeles and Hawaii (Lahaina and Honolulu) USA.

August - September 2013 on Holland America's Eurodam to Amsterdam, Netherlands; Stavanger and Bergen, Norway; Reykjavik, Iceland; Prince Christian Sund, Nanortalik and Julianehabsfjord, Greenland; St John's, Newfoundland, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and New York City, USA.

August 2013 on P&O's MV Oceana to Stavanger, Flaam, Sognefjord, Eidfjord and Kristiansand, Norway.

March 2013 on Holland America's MV Amsterdam to Tanah Ampo, Bali and Ujung Padang, Indonesia; Puerto Princesa and Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong, China; Nha Trang, Vietnam; and Singapore.

January - February 2013 on Yachts of Seabourn's MV Quest to Tahiti and Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Nuku Alofa, Tonga; Lautoka, Fiji; Easo, Lifou and Noumea, New Caledonia; Sydney, Australia.