Details of talks given by Malcolm Darroch
Malcolm Darroch - speaker
Malcolm was born and claims to have 'grown up' in Nottingham. He trained as a structural engineer in the mid 60's and then, in the late 90's had a complete change of career by moving into financial training. Most of his clients are now well on their way to insolvency, so he has the time to present a series of interesting talks on a wide variety of topics.
Malcolm does not normally charge a fee or expenses for talks which are reasonably local to Nottingham. There is no finite definition of 'reasonable' but he will make suitable noises where appropriate. However, should you wish to give him a donation he will ensure that it is passed, together with the gift aid, to one of the causes supported by Rotary. He would like to stress that any donation is strictly voluntary and depends on the custom and practice of the host organisation. He is quite happy to speak for nothing. He does tend to like the sound of his own voice and will do anything for a free lunch/dinner or a cup of tea and a biscuit.
Most talks can be adjusted to fit your allotted time frame, so please specify your requirements when booking.
Malcolm has access to a full range of audio visual equipment. He can provide both a screen and a suitable projection table but, to save him carrying them from his car, it would be nice if these were available at the venue. Malcolm will supply his own data projector and laptop, preferring the effort of carrying it, to the embarrassment of incompatible equipment supplied by others which he will fail to understand and will spend the whole afternoon/evening blaming. There should be a 13amp socket at some convenient distance from the projection point. While he is quite happy to take responsibility for tripping over his own extension cable, please ensure that this does not cross a public access route.
A Bridge in Time ~ the story of the Bailey Bridge
Fee Type: Free Tagged: History | Military | Engineering
The Bourbon Trail - an alcoholic travelogue of a journey through Kentucky and Tennessee
Fee Type: Free Tagged: Travel | America | Alcohol
Down to Earth - the early history of the Parachute
Fee Type: Free Tagged: Aviation | History | Military
The Big Cat Car Company - my part in their downfall
Fee Type: Free Tagged: History | Humour | Industry
A Forgotten Country - travels in Tibet
Fee Type: Free Tagged: History | International
In Flagrante Collecto - or how philately can get you everywhere
Fee Type: Free Tagged: History | International | Hobbies | Stamps
When the 'chute went up - the story of a pioneer lady parachutist
Fee Type: Free Tagged: Aviation | History | Military | Entertainment
The Hawksleys of Nottingham
Fee Type: Free Tagged: Industry | Textiles | Local History