Breathing Life into History
Danny's talks, courses and tours celebrate the history of the Victorian age.
There is also a strong focus on the Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands & London's East End.

His aim is to unlock the past, discovering, stimulating and creating a greater understanding of these areas.

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 local association, eg. Thomas Cook, Joseph Paxton          

~ 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. They have 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.


Forthcoming Open events.............. Click here for details