I give talks to community groups, and to corporate / institutional organisations. Whether you are a local group / society or a library looking for an engaging talk for a general audience, an educational establishment wishing to introduce your students to architecture, local history or heritage, or a  practice of built environment professionals seeking new themes for CPD, I can provide a ready-made or tailored talk to meet your needs.

I also lead walking tours for groups of up to 15 people.


  • The history of back-to-back houses in Leeds
  • Back-to-back houses in Harehills, Leeds
  • A social history of Harehills, Leeds
  • The lost streets of Victorian Burmantofts and Sheepscar, Leeds
  • Chantry Chapel, Wakefield
  • Wakefield Cathedral
  • Clarke Hall, Wakefield
  • Pathfinder and the Welsh Streets, Liverpool
  • Historic building conservation – philosophy
  • Historic building conservation – policy
  • Historic building conservation – retrofit for energy efficiency


  • Walking tour of the back-to-back houses in Harehills, Leeds