Public Speaking

Prior to setting up my tour company, GeoWorld Travel, I spent ten years working as a lecturer and guide on expedition cruise vessels. These talks are available to give to a wide range of other audiences, including the U3A groups, geological clubs and societies, Rotary Clubs, Womens' Institutes, photography clubs and schools. I am based in the eastern part of Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales and am willing to travel up to two hours from my home to give a talk. Fees are variable and dependent on the size of your group, please make contact to discuss. Due to my desire to do my bit to help to mitigate Climate Change, I will give my Polar Climate Crisis talk for for free, except for my travel expenses. If you would like me to speak to your audience, please make contact.

A photograph of James Cresswell public speaker giving a talk in Antarctica
Giving a talk aboard a cruise ship in Antarctica
A photograph of James Cresswell public speaker at the geographic North Pole
James at the geographic North Pole
A photograph of James Cresswell public speaker in the Dry Valleys Antarctica
James in Antarctica's Dry Valleys


1. My Life at the Poles
2. Polar Climate Crisis (This talk explains Climate Change and the changes occurring in the polar regions and can be given free of charge)
3. How to take better photographs
4. The Geology of the Fforest Fawr Geopark, Wales
5. The Geology of the Antarctic Peninsula
6. The Geology of East Antarctica and the Ross Sea
7. Volcanoes of Antarctica
8. The Geology of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
9. The Geology of East Greenland
10. The Geology of Jan Mayen and Svalbard
11. The Geology of Franz Josef Land, Russia
12. Glaciation in Antarctica
13. Glaciation in the Arctic
14. Ice in the Oceans: icebergs and sea ice
15. Arctic Sovereignty and Resources
16. Polar Bear Biology
17. The Geology of Tristan da Cunha
18. The Geology of St Helena
19. The Geology of Ascension Island
20. The Volcanoes of Indonesia
21. The Geology of Papua New Guinea
22. Ocean currents
23. My experiences working as a guide to the Burgess Shale fossil quarries, Canada
24. Volcanoes of the World
25. How Ocean Islands Form
26. Geology of the Lesser Antilles
27. Geology of Western Scotland
28. The Geology of Easter Island, Pitcairn and French Polynesia
Areas available for public speaking, approximately 2 hours from my home

Previous audiences include:

  • Bath Geological Society
  • Brighton and Hove Geological Society
  • Call of the Wild, Brecon Beacons
  • Cardiff Explorers
  • Carmarthen Round Table
  • Carmarthen Photographic Club
  • Croesyceiliog School, Cwmbran
  • Delaney & Sons Holidays
  • Farnham Geological Society
  • Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival, Brecon
  • Gilwern WI, Abergavenny
  • Gwent Mountaineering Club
  • Hay-on-Wye Camera Club
  • Hay-on-Wye U3A
  • Hay-on-Wye WI
  • Mid Wales Geology Club
  • Neath Walking Club
  • Noble Caledonia 
  • Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Poseidon Expeditions
  • Quark Expeditions
  • Rhosgoch Golf Club, Builth Wells
  • South Wales Geological Association
  • Talgarth Walking Festival, Brecon Beacons
  • Westminister School
  • The Woolhope Club, Hereford