Cruise Ship Speakers

Languages & Communication
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Jane Ann Davey
Linguist & Norwegian Specialist
Coming from: Hereford,  Herefordshire  UK
Jane Ann is a professional linguist who was educated in Singapore and England. She gained her Post Graduate Diplomas for Linguists, specialising in French, German and Norwegian. She had a varied career in business, before becoming a technical transalator in Norway. Her lecture topics include Norwegian History, the Vikings, the geography of Fjordland and Norwegian Folklore.

Sarah Dickinson
Media, Lifestyles & Communications
Coming from: Hamstead,  London  UK
Sarah is the founder of a presentation training and media consultancy company and in the last ten years has trained senior executives of most of Britain's top FTSE100 companies and has pioneered international media and issue management training. For many years she has been helping groups and individuals develop their presentation skills. She is the author of two reference books and has been a well known radio and televsion presenter before starting her business. sarah delivers a series of talks on subjects ranging from "The Power of Communication" and "Living Under a Volcano" to a series on her own trials and tribulations.

Patsy Erskine-Hill
Art History, Destinations & Social History
NADFAS Speaker; Prof of Italian literature; Masters Imperial Russia
Coming from: Charing,  Kent  UK
Patsy has lived in Spain, France and Italy, and holds degrees in French and Italian from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Masters in Economic and Social History from the University of Edinburgh, specialising in Imperial Russia. She has worked as a court interpreter and translator, taught Italian Renaissance and medieval literature and speaks fluent Italian, French and rusty Spanish as well as a little Russian. Her informative talks cover the history and art of Russia, Italy and England.

Michael Eyley
Spanish Teacher/Spanish History & Culture speaker
Jewellery, Watches and Gemstone Expert B.S. Dip. M.I.L.A.M.
Coming from: Sheringham,  Norfolk  UK
Mike was born in Bedford, England, but at an early age his parents moved to Spain. He returned to the UK as a bi-lingual 9 year old to complete his formal education. He went on to study Business and Marketing at Sheffield University and followed a career in the leisure industry. At the age of 45 he decided to follow his passion for watches and jewellery, initially as a watch and jewellery dealer and later setting up his own Auction House. Mike presents a series of talks on jewellery, watches and gemstones as well as the opportunity to run workshops to appraise and value jewellery.

Dr Karen Woodman
Destination History & Culture
Coming from: Brisbane,  Queensland  Australia
Dr Karen Woodman is a retired university professor, who is an entertaining cruise enrichment speaker on topics such as history, education, street art, culture, dance, language, and food as they relate to cruise destinations. Karen is also an avid social dancer who enjoys sharing her love of dance, the benefits of social dance, and the mind-body connection. She has traveled extensively, including North and South America, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, the Caribbean, Cuba, Europe, Scandinavia, and South-East Asia.