Availability for talks

The Covid-19 pandemic has made us rethink the way we give and attend talks.  Groups have been successfully using Zoom in order to keep going.  Once we can start meeting again in person, I believe that many groups will continue to use Zoom, even if only occasionally.  One benefit of Zoom is that groups can book speakers from anywhere in the country (or even from overseas) without having to worry about the speakers’ travel arrangements.

I have decided to cut down on the amount I travel to give talks.  Please note, I am based in Sheffield and travel by public transport.

Until further notice, I propose the following (that is, once we are allowed to travel without restrictions):

Local groups in Sheffield.  I am happy to travel to your venue during daytime hours all year, and during evenings from April to September if adequate public transport is available.

Other groups.  I am happy to travel to your venue during daytime hours from April to September, depending on the feasibility of the journey by public transport.  I have decided not to travel beyond Sheffield for evening meetings or during winter months. 

All groups.  I offer my talks by Zoom at any time.

I am not currently taking any bookings other than for Zoom, during 2021.  I shall try to honour any existing in-person bookings for later in 2021 and 2022, but of course it will depend on the situation regarding the corona virus.

Until the end of 2021 my fee for Zoom talks will remain at £30.  The fee for in-person talks depends on distance and time taken for travel, and is always more than the current fee for Zoom talks.