Duncan JD Smith is an experienced public speaker and presenter. He has given numerous illustrated lectures describing his work, and is available to speak on a variety of subjects. He is equally happy whether the venue is a bookshop, village hall, a university, or London‘s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Lectures available include:
• "The City is My Jungle: Travels, Words, Pictures and Guidebooks"
• "Explorers‘ Berlin" and other European cities
• "Ethiopia: Secret Land of Africa"
• "Journey Through Sri Lanka" and other journeys in Africa and the Middle East
• "Adventure in The Mani (Southern Greece)"
• "Forgotten Travellers: British Adventures in the 1920s and 30s"


Client comments:

V&A Museum, London ("Explorers' Berlin", December 2008)
"Many thanks for taking part in our "World Cities: Berlin" event (December 2008). Your content was perfect. I thought the audience were very appreciative and receptive, and they gave positive feedback at the end of the afternoon." Mary le Comte, Programme Manager

The Vienna Review Salon ("Stones of Vienna", March 2013)
"Perfect!" Dardis MacNamee, Editor-in-Chief

Bristol Anglo-German Society ("Explorers‘ Cologne: Historic City, Hidden Corners", November 2011)
"Thank you so much for a fascinating talk about Cologne. I know everyone really enjoyed it. You really do have a fascinating niche in the travel world." Marcus Keppel-Palmer, Chairman

Sternstudio, Vienna ("Ethiopia: Secret Land of Africa", June 2011)
"Wonderful presentation!" Holger Lang, Owner

British Bookshop Vienna ("The City is My Jungle", November 2010) Review
"Informative and thoroughly enjoyable. It was great having you in the shop. I think the audience‘s enthusiasm was in appreciation of your own enthusiasm: both for your travels and for telling stories about the places and people you‘ve seen." Mike Lock, Manager

Vienna LIT "English Voices in Vienna" ("The City is My Jungle", November 2010)
"Your talk was excellent: warm, wise and full of surprises." Eugene Quinn, Attendee

IDEA Society, Vienna ("Explorers‘ Vienna", September 2010)
"It was a wonderful get-together and everybody enjoyed it very much!" Dr. Stefan Stoev

Theresianum, Vienna ("The City is My Jungle", June 2010)
"I am very happy to hear that the lecture went well. People already telephoned saying how amazing it was. Thank you." Johannes Melbinger, Organiser

Institute for Tourism Management, University of Applied Sciences, Vienna ("The City is My Jungle", March 2009)
"I was very excited with your presentation. I found the theme very interesting, I learned new things, it was exactly as you said: "tell stories, not facts", the best method for keeping up the attention of the public. My passion for photography made me come to this presentation, but the information I heard awakened my senses for more travelling!" Patricia Smolean, Attendee



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