Andy Chapman – Mountaineering Instructor, Mount Everest summiter and South Pole trekker. For Andy’s biography details and to check out his considerable mountaineering ascents across the world, visit his website
Doug Allan – Three times Emmy and BAFTA award winning wildlife cameraman and film maker, Doug worked on the classic BBC documentaries such ‘Blue Planet’, ‘Life’, ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Life in the Freezer’. I met and worked with Doug on a 2009 expedition to the Antarctic. Visit Doug’s impressive website at www.dougallan.com
Peter Fretwell – BAS Scientist and Researcher, Cambridge, UK. I met Peter on a 2010 expedition to Antarctica, when we visited the famous Emperor penguin colony at Snow Hill Island, in the Weddell Sea. http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/
Dr Jonathan Shackleton – Polar historian and cousin of the legendary Polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Jonathan has written a historical account of his famous cousin’s expeditions. Visit Jonathan’s website.
Canon UK – Manufacturer of my film and digital SLR camera bodies, lenses and accessories. Visit the Canon website for technical details on all their superb range of photographic products.
Sigma UK – I also own 100mm Macro and 150-500mm telephoto lenses manufactured by this excellent company. Visit the Sigma website.
DILLINGTON HALL – Residential Adult College at Illminster in Somerset. I am a tutor and lecturer at this stunning college. For venue details and events programme visit their website.
KNUSTON HALL – Residential Adult College at Irchester, Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, where I am a photography tutor. For venue details and events programme visit their website.
NORTHERN COLLEGE – Residential Adult College at Stainborough, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, where I am a photography tutor. For venue details and events programme visit their website.
BURTON MANOR GARDENS – Education and Visitor Centre surrounded by stunning Formal Gardens in Burton Village, Cheshire, where I am a lecturer and photography tutor. For venue details and events programme visit their website.
CHESTER ZOO – Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire. Excellent location for my 1 2 1 Photo Tutoring Sessions. For details of animals, special events, exhibitions, opening hours etc, visit the website.
QUARK EXPEDITIONS – World leading company for Polar Expeditions. I have been to Antarctica 4 times and to the Geographical North Pole with Quark on three Russian icebreakers, as a traveller and as a lecturer and photographer working for the company. Visit their superb website.
WIRRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL for BOYS, Bebington, Wirral – Excellent local Grammar school where my two sons were taught, and where I have maintained good links, lecturing and developing bespoke programmes of talks for all pupils and 6th Formers. Visit the school’s website.
ST ANDREWS C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL, Bebington, Wirral – Excellent local Primary School where I gave my first ever school talk on my trips to Antarctica. I work closely developing and testing talks with teachers at the school, and am a regular visitor to pupils of all classes. They refer to be as their ‘Very Own Polar Explorer’, I am proud to be associated with this super school. Visit their website.
RSPB – UK Charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone. I am a registered RSPB speaker, and give illustrated talks on wildlife and environmental themes to RSPB Local Groups across the NW of England. Support this excellent organisation and visit the website.
Wirral Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS) – I work closely with this organisation, providing Illustrated Talks to Wirral Schools on Cultural and Ethnicity themes to improve pupils’ awareness of other ethnic groups and cultures around the world, thus helping schools to achieve the International School Award (ISA). Visit the MEAS website for more information on this important service.
Norman Nicholson Society – An excellent group set up to promote and enjoy the poetry of Norman Nicholson, the last Lakeland Poet, who lived from 1914 to 1987, spending most of his life in Millom, in Cumberland. The NN Society is supporting my Norman Nicholson talk at Higham Hall in Oct 3013. I met Norman Nicholson in 1975 when he visited my A Level Eng Literature class in Whitehaven Grammar, to read and discuss his poems. An amazing experience, never to be forgotten. Support this excellent organisation and visit their website.
The Stables Gallery – A small art gallery/shop in Brimstage Courtyard, Brimstage, Wirral which sells diverse and beautiful fine art. The gallery stocks my collection of Polar Themed blank cards. Visit the gallery’s FB page at : https://www.facebook.com/stablesgallery?fref=ts
British Wildlife Centre – A great place to visit and get close to and photograph the UK’s wonderful wildlife. On my visit I photographed red squirrels, badgers, otters, red foxes, owls, harvest mice, polecats, weasels, fallow deer …… The list goes on. Situated in Surrey, outside Lingfield, and worth looking at their website.
South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) – Charity based in Dundee, working with all who wish to preserve the South Georgia’s natural and historical heritage for future generations – to redress the damage to its environment done in the past, and to preserve the human heritage of the island which so clearly shows the best and worst of humanity. The groundbreaking SGHT Habitat Restoration Project is saving native birds from extinction and increase by millions the numbers of endangered seabirds on South Georgia. Visit SGHT’s informative website at : http://www.sght.org/welcome-sght-website
Had a great night at the Moel Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig, Snowdonia, giving my FREEZE FRAMES illustrated talk in April 2014. Recommend you visit this most friendly and comfortable establishment on the A5 with its excellent food and lovely Welsh beers. Visit the website Moel Siabod Cafe