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EXPERTISE
Health, Medicine & Wellbeing
Science - General
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Lindsay Murray is a graduate biologist with something in excess of 35 years professional experience both in the UK and overseas, employed variously in clinical and veterinary microbiology, radiation protection, research management, and latterly in health and safety and medical research ethics.

He regularly lectures on a wide range of related topics to diverse audiences, and has a particular interest in public engagement with science. He has been a Guest Speaker on RMS Queen Mary 2 during her 2016 World cruise, and more recently on Fred Olsen's Black Watch. Lindsay is also aa Acting Minister (Congregational Church), and is willing to lead or assist with church services, but also to lead/assist with pub-type quizzes, if either/both of these would be helpful on-board ship.
TALK TITLES
COMPLETED PORTFOLIO

1. Life, The Universe and Everything (But mostly about Life)

2. The Art of Science and the Science of Art

3. Pox, Plagues, Pestilence and People (No, it's not all about COVID-19)

4. A Brief Natural History of the Human Brain (It's not just something for sitting on)

5. Medical Imagining (Er, I mean medical imaging)

6. Blood and Gore (But mostly about Blood)

7. Exobiology (Is there life out there/In here?)

8. Medical and Research Ethics (A few things that you probably really ought to know)

9. Elf & Safety (More worthwhile than itís often made out to be)

10. Disasters (There have been many, but we tend to remember very few)

11. The Elements (It truly is elementary)

12. Senses and Sensibilities (Humans, other animals, and even plants have them)

13. All I needed to learn about life, I learned from hamsters (Something for younger scientists)

14. Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology and Medicine

15. Nobel Prizes (Covering all disciplines, not only Medicine)

16. A Star Trek Future ... Now! (Some things that actually came to pass, and some things that might even yet)

17. Radiation (Itís something thatís going around)

18. I'm going to the zoo tomorrow ... Entertainment or science?

19. Milestones in Science and Technology: From Prehistory to More Recent Developments

20. The History, Philosophy and Science of Booze

21. Have a Scientific Christmas ... The Science of Santa, etc.

22. The Science of the Seven Deadly Sins

23. What makes us tick? How wonderful is the human animal?

24. You don't have to be mad to be a scientist, but ... (How scientists are perceived and represented in popular culture)

25. How to achieve immortality (Or at least to have a really good go at it)

26. The History, Philosophy and Science of Rhubarb (No, seriously ... There's more to it than meets the eye)

27. It must have been something I ate (Something of what we may need to know about what we eat)

28. Scientific Weights and Measures (From tiny wee things to the truly ginormous)

29. Sleep - Don't drop off quite yet (But, before you do ...)

30. The Broons (A peculiarly Scottish cartoon family) as an archetype of health and social structures in Scotland

31. Superheroes in comics, television and movies

IN PREPARATION:

32. History and Philosophy of Science

33. A meditation on The Archers

34. Tea - Not just a drink with jam, and bread

35. Angels of Mercy and Death (Murders associated with health professionals

36. Charles Darwin - A ship's biologist

37. Conspiracy Theories - From the sublime to the ridiculous

38: Pets: Why? But, then again (speaking as someone who is ruled by a demanding hamster), why not? The evolution of our relationship with companion animals, their needs (as well as ours), and their place in society as well as our homes.
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Lectured on Cunard QM2 world cruise 2016 (Brisbane to Kota Kinabalu leg).

Most recently, lectured on Fred Olsen's Black Watch (Greenland Fjords) cruise (July/August 2019).
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Queen Mary 2 M603 World Cruise 2016 121 Southampton Sunday, January 10, 2016