John Harrison

Contact 0118 978 5520 Charges Reasonable mileage and fee by agreement (depending on size of group) Biography John graduated from Cambridge and had a career in engineering and then ergonomics. His interest in history grew out of other interests, notably bellringing, railways and brickwork. His books include a history of bellringing in Wokingham. He … Read more

Sue Ellis

Contact 01189 712428 Charges Charge – £25.00 per hour I would charge for mileage if the travel involved exceeded 30 miles. Normally I charge £25 for talks, but have been waiving this after the pandemic because so many societies have been unable to take membership fees for the past year or two. Biography Sue … Read more

Katie Amos

Contact Charges Charge – £30.00 per hour Biography Katie Amos has worked for Reading Library for nearly 30 years, the majority of that time in the Local Studies department, where she is now the lead member of staff. This has led to her interests in both family and local history, and she enjoys sharing … Read more

Joe Doak

Contact 7745507892 Charges Travel – 35 pence per mile Biography Joe Doak retired as Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Development from the University of Reading in 2019. He is currently undertaking doctoral research in urban history at the Department of Real Estate & Planning (Henley Business School). His PhD is exploring the development … Read more

Dr David Lewis

Contact Charges Charge – £50.00 per talk Online (e.g. Zoom) – £50.00 per talk Biography Dr Lewis holds a PhD in the medieval history of Windsor and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He publishes widely in the academic press on topics associated with Windsor, Eton, Windsor Castle and urban … Read more

Terry Dixon

Contact 07505351517 Email Terry Charges Charge – Mileage only Biography Following taking early retirement from being an Electronics Eng., then a successful Project Manager to pursue other interests.I’m now a Reading Civic Society Committee Member, A Reading Ambassador, A public speaker (being previously a National Public Relations officer for the National Federation of 18 Plus … Read more

Ann Smith

Contact 0118 9783430 Charges Charge – £30.00 per hour Biography A graduate of Bristol University and worked as a librarian. I became interested in local history while working at Reading Central Library.When I retired, I was involved in a shared learning project with Wokingham, Reading and Woodley U3As on the history of Woodley. Talks … Read more

Jo Alexander-Jones

Contact 07980803050 Charges Charge – No Charge for Talks Travel – mileage to be covered or return rail fare Online (e.g. Zoom) – No Charge for Talks Biography Jo spent over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, working in the UK and overseas. Now retired, she has time to indulge her passion … Read more

Elias Kupfermann

Contact 07789007742 01753 536143 Charges Charge – £50.00 per 1 hour talk Travel – 35 pence per mile Online (e.g. Zoom) – £50.00 per hour Biography Elias Kupfermann has been interested in researching local history since a child. Elias has a Master of Philosophy degree in History from the Centre for English Local History … Read more

Mike Cooper

Contact 01234 245789 Charges Charge – £30.00 per hour Online (e.g. Zoom) – £30.00 per hour Biography Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. Following a history degree at the University of Reading, he worked as a librarian, with both the University and Reading Library. In addition to … Read more