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Robert Booth

0121 475 6814 or 07808 518397
£35.00 donation, negotiable for smaller groups.
Equipment required
Speaker gives a fully illustrated PowerPoint presentation and brings a computer, projector and leads but does require a screen.
Size of audience
Any (10 – 100+)
Day or evening
Subjects covered
  1. The Sweet Life in Bournville – the Cadbury and Bournville story from 1878.
  2. Hidden Bournville – in writing Bournville Through Time archive photographs were found.  This presentation will reveal unpublished photographs and the stories behind them.  Suitable for those with some knowledge of Bournville.
  3. Bournville in postcards and paintings 1900-1950 – including recent views of those locations to show the changes made over time.
  4. The Churches of Bournville - architecturally significant aspects of the Quaker influence and the early Friends Meeting, a Dutch-gabled Presbyterian Church, a Serbian Orthodox Church and other churches in Bournville.
  5. Weoley Hill Ltd, The story of one of Bournville’s housing initiatives - suitable for those with some knowledge of Bournville.
  6. Silver to Digital Magic – how designing and making has been transformed by the computer – non-technical, very visual with example models for display.
Additional information

All presentations tailored to suit group interests. Bob is a former principal lecturer at Wolverhampton University involved with computers and designing and manufacturing things since the early days of ‘bits and bytes’ in the early-eighties. 

His main interest is in 3D design, computer-driven modelling and he has taught in the USA and Hong Kong, travelled the world but lives, with his wife, half a mile from where he was born.

He is chairman of The Bournville Society and archivist to St Francis Church in Bournville. He has spoken and presented to many groups and is the author of Bournville Through Time (2014) pub. Amberley Publishing.

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