The Green Line today is a 180km long Buffer Zone between the Greek & Turkish Cyprus where the UN attempt to maintain the “status quo”. The presentations look at the history of how the Green Line came into being and include first-hand experience of walking through no man’s land in Nicosia. This section of the Buffer Zone was once the most densely militarized area in the world. In recent years we have travelled the length of the Buffer Zone to see the scars that remain to this day.
Note: Shorter versions of this talk and "The History of Nicosia Aiport" can be combined into one standard length presentation if required.Views: 2102 | Enquiries: 1
For many years Malcolm worked for the MoD schools (teacher, headteacher, advisory) and was fortunate to live and work in several interesting parts of the world. Several of his talks are inspired by his time in Cyprus and Germany. In 1974, as a young teacher in Cyprus, he experienced the military coup and subsequent Turkish invasion and, when living in Germany, saw the events of November 1989 as the Berlin Wall came down. He currently lives near York but between March and July he is enjoying himself in Cyprus and unavailable to give presentations.
Malcolm is happy to travel to most areas of the country but within a 100 mile radius of York seems like a sensible idea. However, if you are desperate for one of his presentations he can always make an exception!
Malcolm's presentations use his own laptop and data projector......however a screen needs to be provided.
Feedback has always been positive and groups often rebook immediately.
Evaluations following recent presentations:
"What can I say? We always give our speakers a mark out of ten but yours was the first to score 11!!! It really was excellent. You got all three aspects so right. Your research was impeccable; the visual presentation the best we have seen but most of all, you were able to put it over so well. So thank you, very well done indeed.".......R. S. - Collingham Retired Mens Forum.
"I thoroughly enjoyed your last talk to the Forum on “The Story of One Squadron“ ; I have also received a large number of complimentary comments from members."......R. L. - Harrogate Mens Forum.
"Thank you both for your very pleasant company at lunch this Wednesday , we really enjoyed the occasion. Terrific feedback , the room was still buzzing even after you left."......M.B. - Ryedale RAFA Branch.
“You did a talk for our club last October on the topic of York’s Baedeker Raid and the feedback I had from the members was very positive and suggesting I invite you to return.”……D.C – Derwent Probus Club.
“Once again on behalf of myself and this morning's audience, I would like to thank you for such a wonderful presentation; I know everyone present was really captivated by your talk.” ……K.M – Ryedale U3A.
"Comments on the evening itself and subsequently have underlined how much the attendees appreciated your presentation. It was the quality and professionalism of your talk that has made a strong impression. Many of the attendees I have spoken with have asked when we are going to book you again! There's no better endorsement than that." ......P.B. – Skelton Village Trust.
"A huge success yesterday, thank you for such an excellent, captivating and incredibly professional presentation. The feedback was superb and we would like you to come back……..indeed I think the members would lynch me if I didn't ask you!"......B.S. - Heworth Retired Men's Forum.
"At the end of today's presentation I announced you as our next speaker to palpable enthusiasm from the chaps!" ......B.S. - Heworth Retired Men's Forum.
Most presentations last approximately 50mins (+/-5) but can be modified as required.
For 2023, the fee for each standard length presentation is £40 plus modest travel expenses (20p per mile).
From January 2024 each standard length presentation will be £45 plus 25p per mile.
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