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Talks that have been delivered

The following is a list of the talks and lectures that we have delivered over several years (most recent at the top). Please note that a talk or lecture is only added to this list after it has been delivered. In general we are typically holding bookings that extend 12 to 18 months into the future from the most recently delivered talk.

Date Organisation Lecture/Talk Title Attend.
2017
Thu 14 Sep 2017 Goostrey Probus Club Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 24
Thu 14 Sep 2017 IET Merseyside and Western Cheshire Network (Retired) History and Development of Mobile Phones 38
Tue 12 Sep 2017 Urmston Park Probus Club Our Wireless World 20
Thu 27 Jul 2017 Audlem & District Probus Club The first and last mile - your route to superfast broadband 55
Mon 24 Jul 2017 Mainwaring Probus Club The Red Box 24
Wed 5 Jul 2017 Bramhall ’79 Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 44
Tue 27 Jun 2017 Plumley Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 22
Thu 22 Jun 2017 Worth Probus Club The Internet 40
Tue 6 Jun 2017 Runcorn Probus Club How Manchester cotton wired up the world 40
Thu 1 Jun 2017 IET Merseyside and Western Cheshire Network From modems to G.Fast 26
Thu 1 June 2017 Didsbury Probus Club Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 25
Tue 16 May 2017 Wilmslow U3A Science and Technology Group From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 40
Tue 25 Apr 2017 Worsley and Toe Green Townswomen’s Guild From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 46
Thu 20 Apr 2017 Ramsbottom and Tottington Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 36
Tue 18 Apr 2017 Knutsford Tatton Probus Club Via Eastern – building the world’s first global network 47
Tue 11 Apr 2017 Horizons Social Group, Timperley The call what he made 18
Tue 4 Apr 2017 Prestbury ’93 Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 40
Thu 16 Mar 2017 Worsley Probus Club The Internet of Things (IoT) 21
Wed 8 Mar 2017 Glazebury Women’s Institute The Red Box 40
Thu 9 Feb 2017 Timbersbrook Women’s Institute From Spoken Word to Broadband 50
Tue 24 Jan 2017 Prestbury 2000 Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 40
Tue 17 Jan 2017 Probus Club of Salford The Winged Messenger 19
Thu 5 Jan 2017 Lymm Dingle Probus Club The first and last mile - Your route to superfast broadband 45
Wed 4 Jan 2017 Ormskirk & District Association of National Trust Members The call what he made - 30 years of the mobile phone in the UK 60
Wed 4 Jan 2017 Macclesfield & District Probus Club The First and Last Mile - Your route to superfast broadband 26
2016
Tue 20 Dec 2016 Heald Green and District Probus Club The call what he made 26
Thu 27 Oct 2016 East Cheshire Association of National Trust Members The Winged Messenger 44
Tue 11 Oct 2016 Rotary Club of Cheadle & District Charter Night - Smartphone Society 50
Thu 22 Sep 2016 Ashton-on-Mersey TownsWomen’s Guild The Red Box 20
Wed 21 Sep 2016 Macclesfield 2nd Probus Club Telstar – 50+ Years of the Communications Satellite 45
Wed 14 Sep 2016 Pownall Probex Club The first and last mile – your route to super-fast broadband 35
Tue 13 Sep 016 Bollington Probus Club Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 45
Thu 8 Sep 2016 Goostrey Probus Club The first and last mile – your route to super-fast broadband 20
Thu 8 Sep 2016 Stockport U3A Science & Technology Group Our Wireless World 40
Tue 6 Sep 2016 Chester U3A From Man on the Moon to life in Cyberspace 200
Tue 2 Aug 2016 Heywood Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 34
Thu 28 Jul 2016 Knutsford Rex Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 42
Mon 25 Jul 2016 Vale Royal Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 40
Wed 6 Jul 2016 Padgate Probus Club The call what he made 16
Thu 23 Jun 2016 IET East Anglia Network The call what he made – celebrating 30 years of the mobile phone in the UK 29
Mon 13 Jun 2016 Mainwaring Probus Club Manchester’s Telecommunciations Heritage 20
Thu 9 Jun 2016 Settle U3A The call what he made 60
Wed 8 Jun 2016 U3A North West Regional AGM, Liverpool How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 60
Wed 1 Jun 2016 Bramhall ’79 Probus Club Our Wireless World 40
Thu 14 Apr 2016 IET (Ireland) Cork The call what he made 25
Thu 17 Mar 2016 Worsley Probus Club Telecom Towers 27
Tue 1 Mar 2016 Tuesday Club, Flixton The Red Box 40
Tue 2 Feb 2016 Gatley Inner Wheel Club The Winged Messenger 38
Mon 11 Jan 2016 Apleton Park Women’s Institute How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 44
Tue 5 Jan 2016 Urmston Park Probus Club Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 26
Mon 4 Jan 2016 Prestbury 91 Probus Club Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 36
2015
Fri 11 Dec 2015 Velocette Owners Club The Red Box 35
Sat 5 Dec 2015 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, Salford Ultra High Definition TV - the quest for reality 26
Tue 17 Nov 2015 Knutsford Rotary Club The call what he made 28
Thu 12 Nov 2015 IET Lancs and Cumbria Network Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 26
Wed 23 Sep 2015 Goostrey Guild Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 32
Wed 16 Sep 2015 Sale Ladies Social Club The Internet 31
Tue 15 Sep 2015 Frodsham Foxhill Probus Club The Red Box 31
Thu 10 Sep 2015 Goostrey Probus Club The call what he made 25
Tue 8 Sep 2015 Bollington Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 40
Tue 21 Jul 2015 Probus Club of Salford From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 24
Tue 14 Jul 2015 Clitheroe U3A The Winged Messenger 142
Thu 2 Jul 2015 Ludworth and Mellor Women’s Institute Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 30
Thu 25 Jun 2015 Worth Probus Club Poynton Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 22
Thu 18 Jun 2015 Glossop Guild Development of the Internet 12
Thu 11 Jun 2015 Settle U3A How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 75
Mon 13 Apr 2015 Weaverham Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 33
Wed 1 Apr 2015 Ormskirk & District Association of National Trust Members How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 85
Wed 1 Apr 2015 Pownall Probex Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 33
Mon 30 Mar 2015 Probus Club of Stretford The Winged Messenger 23
Thu 19 Mar 2015 Worsley Probus Club Our Wireless World 20
Tue 17 Mar 2015 IET Merseyside and Western Cheshire Network The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable - The birth of Global Communications 40
Wed 11 Feb 2015 Woodsend Community Group, Flixton, Manchester The Red Box 14
Thu 29 Jan 2015 IET Ireland (Dublin) The call what he made. From bricks to 4G! 30
Tue 20 Jan 2015 Poynton U3A From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 180
Thu 15 Jan 2015 Heald Green and District Ladies Probus The Winged Messenger 29
Tue 6 Jan 2015 Heald Green and District Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 27
Mon 5 Jan 2015 Prestbury 91 Probus Club Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 50
2014
Sat 13 Dec 2014 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, Salford The web at 25 42
Thu 11 Dec 2014 Stockport U3A, Science and Technology Group Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 38
Sat 6 Dec 2014 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, Birmingham The web at 25 45
Tue 18 Nov 2014 BCS Computer Conservation Society (Manchester) History and Development of the Internet 35
Thu 9 Oct 2014 Goostrey Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 27
Mon 22 Sep 2014 Wilmslow Guild The web at 25 72
Thu 18 Sep 2014 Lymm Dingle Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 38
Tue 16 Sep 2014 Marple Bridge and Mellor U3A From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 154
Tue 9 Sep 2014 Bollington Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 56
Tue 15 Jul 2014 Up Holland U3A From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 171
Tue 8 Jul 2014 Prestbury Probus Club 2000 The call what he made 30
Thu 26 Jun 2014 Tarporley and District Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 42
Tue 24 Jun 2014 Urmston Probus Club The Red Box 25
Wed 18 Jun 2014 Stockport Parkinson's Support Group How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 30
Tue 17 Jun 2014 Probus Club of Salford Via Eastern – building the world's first global network 22
Thu 12 Jun 2014 Rex Probus Knutsford The first and last mile – your route to superfast broadband 32
Tue 10 Jun 2014 Probus Club of Bramhall The first and last mile – your route to superfast broadband 43
Wed 30 Apr 2014 Eccles Probus Club Via Eastern– building the world’s first global network 17
Wed 16 Apr 2014 Goyt Valley Probus Club, New Mills How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 17
Mon 14 Apr 2014 Probus Club of Stretford The call what he made 30
Fri 11 Apr 2014 Altrincham Probus Club Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 40
Thu 10 Apr 2014 IET Manchester Retired Members Broadband and Mobile Data Communication to be deployed in the UK 30
Wed 9 Apr 2014 Glazebury Women’s Institute The call what he made 40
Wed 9 Apr 2014 Culcheth Probus Club The call what he made 30
Thu 20 Mar 2014 Worsley Probus Club The Red Box 28
Wed 19 Mar 2014 Stockton Heath Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 30
Thu 6 Mar 2014 Rotary Club of Turton The Call what he made 15
Thu 27 Feb 2014 IET Lancs and Cumbria, Whitehaven The Call what he made – our journey to 4G 50
Wed 19 Feb 2014 Macclesfield 2nd Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 55
Wed 12 Feb 2014 IET Lancs and Cumbria (Retired) The call what be made 82
Mon 10 Feb 2014 Ormskirk Historical Society Via Eastern – building the world’s first global network 39
Tue 21 Jan 2014 Frodsham Foxhill Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 25
Mon 20 Jan 2014 Prestbury 91 Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 32
Wed 8 Jan 2014 Oldham Probus Club The call what he made 17
2013
Sat 14 Dec 2013 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, Glasgow Your world in your hand 55
Wed 11 Dec 2013 Pownall Probex Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 37
Sat 7 Dec 2013 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, Salford Your world in your hand 76
Tue 3 Dec 2013 IET Merseyside and Western Cheshire Network The call what he made 20
Sat 23 Nov 2013 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, Birmingham Your world in your hand 62
Sat 16 Nov 2013 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, London Your world in your hand 75
Fri 15 Nov 2013 ITP Family Christmas Presentation, BT Labs Your world in your hand 84
Mon 23 Sep 2013 Alderley Edge and District Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 30
Tue 17 Sep 2013 Knutsford Tatton Probus Club From Man on the Moon to life in cyberspace 37
Thu 5 Sep 2013 Romiley and District Probus Club The call what he made 32
Wed 4 Sep 2013 Padgate Probus, Warrington How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 21
Thu 8 Aug 2013 Worth Probus Club Poynton Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 32
Wed 7 Aug 2013 Timperly Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 32
Thu 11 Jul 2013 IET Gloucester Network, Cheltenham From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 40
Tue 2 Jul 2013 Prestbury Probus 93 Club The call what he made 32
Thu 27 Jun 2013 Didsbury Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 32
Tue 18 Jun 2013 Marple Bridge and Mellor U3A How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 130
Mon 17 Jun 2013 Prestbury 91 Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 30
Thu 23 May 2013 North West U3A Regional Festival From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 75
Mon 20 May 2013 Didsbury SciBar How much bandwidth do you need? 30
Wed 17 Apr 2013 Chester Probus Club From Man on the Moon to life in Cyberspace 44
Thu 21 Mar 2013 Worsley Probus Club Telstar - 50+ years of the telecommunications satellite 27
Tue 5 Mar 2013 Urmston Park Probus Club The First and Last Mile: Your route to superfast broadband 27
Wed 13 Feb 2013 Glazebury Women’s Insitute How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 34
Thu 24 Jan 2013 Hazel Grove and District Probus Club Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 19
Wed 23 Jan 2013 Lytham St Annes Forum First and Last mile: Your route to superfast Broadband 35
Wed 16 Jan 2013 Bramhall ’79 Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 35
Wed 9 Jan 2013 New Mills Probus Club From man on the moon to life in cyberspace 25
2012
Tue 16 Oct 2012 BCS Computer Conservation Society (Manchester) Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 34
Wed 10 Oct 2012 Birchwood Women’s Institute From Man on the Moon to life in cyberspace 20
Mon 24 Sep 2012 IET 175 years of telecommunications colloquium From packet switching to the cloud 119
Tue 18 Sep 2012 Sale Probus Club The call what he made 32
Wed 12 Sep 2012 Fulshaw Probus Club The call what he made 50
Tue 11 Sep 2012 East Cheshire Association of National Trust Members How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 100
Thu 28 Jun 2012 Poynton Worth Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 38
Wed 16 May 2012 St Michael’s Ladies Guild The call what he made 18
Wed 9 May 2012 Eccles Probus Club Telstar – 50 years of the telecommunications satellite 18
Wed 2 May 2012 Church Hulme Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 46
Thu 26 Apr 2012 IET Devon and Cornwall, Exeter Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable 22
Wed 25 Apr 2012 IET Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable 36
Thu 19 Apr 2012 Newton-le-Willows Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 34
Thu 5 Apr 2012 Cheadle Hulme U3A How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 102
Tue 3 Apr 2012 Heald Green and District Probex Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 23
Thu 15 Mar 2012 Worsley Probus Club Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 35
Wed 7 Mar 2012 Manchester Friendship Centre The call what he made 18
Tue 28 Feb 2012 Manchester Histories Festival Manchester’s Telecommunications Firsts 9
Mon 30 Jan 2012 Northwich Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 42
Wed 25 Jan 2012 New Mills Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 29
Thu 19 Jan 2012 Heald Green and District Ladies Probex Club The call what be made 34
Wed 18 Jan 2012 Eccles Probus Club Broadband Connections 22
Thu 12 Jan 2012 Stockport U3A, Science and Technology Group The call what he made 42
Tue 10 Jan 2012 Urmston Park Probus Club The call what he made 24
2011
Wed 23 Nov 2011 Culcheth Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 38
Wed 26 Oct 2011 Professional Engineers South Cumbria (PESC) The trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable 80
Tue 4 Oct 2011 Cheadle Hulme U3A (Technical) How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 30
Thu 22 Sep 2011 Burnley and District U3A The call what he made 72
Tue 13 Sep 2011 Bramhall and District Probus Club How Manchester cotton wired up the world 41
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Bramhall ’79 Probus Club The Call what he made 40
Wed 15 Jun 2011 St Michael’s Ladies Guild The Internet 25
Wed 4 May 2011 Church Hulme Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 43
Thu 7 Apr 2011 Manchester Luncheon Club From the telephone to super fast broadband – our interconnected homes 53
Thu 3 Mar 2011 Worsley Probus Club The first and last mile – your route to a faster internet 30
Thu 24 Feb 2011 IET Cumbria and Lancashire From modems to super fast broadband 80
Tue 25 Jan 2011 Urmston Park Probus Club Man on the moon to life in cyberspace 26
Tue 18 Jan 2011 Probus Club of Salford How Manchester cotton wired up the world 37
2010
Tue 14 Dec 2010 Probus Club of Bramhall and District The call what he made 43
Tue 2 Nov 2010 Cheadle Hulme U3A (Technical) The call what he made 28
Wed 27 Oct 2010 Culcheth Probus Club Man on the moon to life in cyberspace 40
Wed 13 Oct 2010 Eccles Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the World 25
Wed 5 May 2010 St Michael’s Ladies Guild Telephones, Broadband and Digital Television 16
Tue 13 Apr 2010 IET Swindon Network The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable 48
Wed 31 Mar 2010 Eccles Probus Club The call what he made 29
Thu 25 Mar 2010 IET Lancashire and Cumbria Network The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable 90
Thu 4 Mar 2010 Worsley Probus Club The call what he made 35
Tue 26 Jan 2010 Urmston Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 22
2009
Fri 30 Oct 2009 Altrincham Probus Club Telephones, Broadband and Digital Television 47
Tue 20 Oct 2009 Sale Probus Club Manchester and the Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable 35
Wed 3 Jun 2009 Pownall Probex Club 1837 to 2009: Ringing the changes 30
Wed 27 May 2009 Fulshaw Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 40
Thu 5 Mar 2009 Worsley Probus Club How Manchester Cotton wired up the world 35
Tue 17 Feb 2009 BCS Computer Conservation Society (Manchester) Computers and Telephony 22
Tue 17 Feb 2009 Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry The first Trans-Atlantic Cable - Manchester's Contribution 19
Thu 12 Feb 2009 Stockport Heart Club Telephones, Broadband and Television 30
Thu 22 Jan 2009 IET and Manchester Lit. and Phil. Society The Internet at 40 - has life just begun 100
2008
Tue 28 Oct 2008 Institution of Engineering and Technology The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable - birth of global communications 85
Mon 28 Apr 2008 The Celebration Probus Club of Bramhall The Broadband Revolution 30
Thu 17 Apr 2008 IET (Manchester Network) Retired Members The broadband revolution 40
Tue 8 Apr 2008 Institute of Physics Data to the home - the broadband revolution 8
Thu 6 Mar 2008 Worsley Probus Club Broadband – the life story of a piece of twisted pair wire 40
Thu 14 Feb 2008 Lymm Dingle Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace 40
2007
Wed 28 Mar 2007 IET (Hereford and Worcester Network) From talking 2 txtng 17
Thu 15 Mar 2007 Worsley Probus Club The Winged Messenger 47
2006
Mon 20 Nov 2006 IET (Manchester Network) Christmas Lecture From Talking 2 txtng 250
Thu 19 Oct 2006 Probus Club of Tyldesley The Internet and trends in modern communications 34
Wed 18 Oct 2006 Walkden Congregational Church From Wheatstone to the web and beyond 14
Tue 19 Sep 2006 Probus Club of Salford You're never alone with a mobile phone 38
Tue 12 Sep 2006 Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry From Wheatstone to the web and beyond 10
Wed 7 Jun 2006 Probus Club of Chorley Telecommunications - shaping society 40
Thu 16 Mar 2006 Worsley Probus Club Keep on Tracking 42
2005
Tue 11 Oct 2005 St Paul’s Church Men’s Guild, Astley Bridge The Internet and trends in modern communications **
Thu 3 Mar 2005 Worsley Probus Club The Internet - How it works and how it has changed lives **
2004
Tue 19 Oct 2004 Probus Club of Salford Trends in modern communications **
Mon 9 Aug 2004 The Celebration Probus Club of Bramhall Trends in modern communications **
Thu 19 Feb 2004 Worsley Probus Club Academic Life in the 21st Century **
Wed 4 Feb 2004 Bramhall ’79 Probus Club Trends in modern communications **
2003
Thu 20 Feb 2003 Worsley Probus Club You're never alone with a mobile phone **
2002
Thu 7 Feb 2002 Worsley Probus Club Telecommunications and its impact on society **
2001
Thu 18 Jan 2001 Worsley Probus Club From Man on the Moon to Life in Cyberspace **

** Attendance figures were not recorded