Cruise Ship Speakers

Law & The Courts
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Kelvin Edward (Ted) Bourn
Navigation & Maritime Law
BSc MBA, Professional Royal Navy Navigator & Marine Biologist
Coming from: Waterlooville,  Hampshire  UK
A graduate Marine Biologist, Ted joined BRNC Dartmouth. Postings followed as the Navigator of ARETHUSA, Warfare Officer in ARDENT and then as a specialist Navigator during the Falklands Conflict in the Frigate ANDROMEDA. Navigator in the Australian Navy Tanker HMAS SUPPLY during a 2 year Exchange, interest then grew into the Real Reasons why the British colonised Australia. Command of HMS ANGLESEY followed, and then a posting raising the Navigation Procurement Requirements for all RN ships. Since retirement Ted is happy to talk on Australian History, Navigation & Maritime Law.

Ronald E Bowers
True Crime, Forensics, Hollywood, Celebrity, Mysteries
Coming from: San Dimas,  California  USA
For 43 years Mr. Ronald E. Bowers was a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. During his long career, he has been involved in some of the most sensational trials of the century. Based on this experience he has become one of the foremost experts on visual presentations in jury trials and has written several books on the subject. He has also authored numerous true crime books, has lectured on the Law & the Criminal Justice System throughout the world and has been an Enrichment Speaker on cruise lines for over 10 years.

Tony Clark
Courts & the Law
Coming from: Chichester,  West Sussex  UK
Tony is an experienced magistrate sitting in the magistrates' courts in West Sussex. He sits in both the adult criminal court and is a judge in the family court. He has also been involved with the 'Magistrates in the Community' scheme for many years which involves teaching and lecturing on all aspects of the justice system to the general public. Tony offers a series of lectures about the work of the magistrates' courts and about the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The programme will include interactive mock trials where the audience can have a go at partaking in or just watching a trial and decide on innocence or guilt.

Herbert Kerrigan QC
Criminology & Law
Queen's Counsel; Barrister, Middle Temple
Coming from: Dalkeith,  Midlothian  UK
Professor Herbert Kerrigan is a leading Queens Counsel in Scotland who also practices at the English Bar in the Chambers of the Lord Carlile, QC. He has taught at the University of Edinburgh where he was lecturer in criminal law and criminology. Herbert holds degrees in Arts Law and Divinity and is also qualified in the Church of Scotland where he has been Convener of Military Chaplains.

William Rickett
Forensics, Famous Trials, WWII and Destinations
Coming from: Wooster,  Wayne County, Ohio  USA
Bill Rickett is a retired judge, former law professor and criminal trial attorney. Forensic evidence was always an important component of his practice, teaching and judicial duties. Hundreds of his former students practice throughout the country as prosecutors and defense attrorneys. Rickett earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor cum laude from The University of Akron. He retired from the bench in 2012. That same year, he was appointed to but declined a seat on the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.

Julian Ruck
Author & Political Commentator
BA (Hons.) Law
Coming from: Kidwelly,  Carmarthenshire  UK
Julian trained as a lawyer in London and has been a law lecturer and manager of LSC contracts for CAB’x in some of the most deprived areas of the country. He is a columnist, Freedom of Information campaigner, Author and more recently, a weekly guest ‘Letter from Wales’ contributor to the influential Westminster Labour Uncut. He talks on current political and social issues.

Dr Christopher Whelan
The European Union
LL.B, Ph.D, FRSA
Coming from: Woodstock,  Oxfordshire  UK
Dr Christopher Whelan is Associate Director of International Law Programmes at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law (since 2005, Spring Semester) in Virginia, USA. He is also a practising barrister, specialising in Employment Law, at 3PB in the Temple. His current research interests are in the fields of Lawyers’ Ethics and European Union Law, but he has over 70 publications on a wide variety of topics in international and comparative law. Dr Whelan is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.