Breathing Life into History
Danny's talks & courses are an eclectic mix of social and cultural history.
Victorian Britain features strongly as does art history and gardens.
Geographically there is a focus on the Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands and the East End of London.

Illustrated Talks
There are currently over twenty five talks on offer covering aspects of architecture, art, local history, literary heritage and social history. These include:

~ The Art of World War 1

~ East End Life through the Lens of a Camera

~ ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ (Victorian narrative art)  

~ The English obsession with Gardening

~ Famous Victorians with Derbyshire association, eg. Thomas Cook, Catherine Booth          

~ The Fascination of Churches

A full listing can be found on the Illustrated Talks page.

Courses & Day Schools

Courses & Day Schools can be organised independently currently courses take place at Higham Hall, Cumbria and on cruises. They have previously been organised under the auspices of the University of Nottingham, Keele University, Wedgwood Memorial College, Workers' Education Association (WEA) or Derbyshire Community Education. See the Courses page for the current syllabus.


Guided Tours
See the Guided Tours page for more information.


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