Information for Speakers

Last updated: 10 March 2019

Thank you for agreeing to give a lecture to the BAHS; hopefully a date, time, subject and a 'snappy' title have been agreed and an image or three provided in advance. This information will be used to advertise the talk on the society's website and elsewhere.


Please note if you charge a fee or require travel expenses this should be agreed in advance. Additional information is provided below, but if you have any questions, please contact either the person who made the initial approach or the Lecture Programme Organiser.

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Our meetings are normally held in the Harbour Room of the British Legion Club, High Street, Blakeney or Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead, Cley-next-the-Sea. Prior to the lecture, and hopefully well in advance, the venue alongside the date and time for your lecture will be publicised on the website. Please see and follow the relevant link.

Both locations have car parks.


Lectures are normally held on the last Tuesday of the month between September and April and may be in the afternoon or evening.

Doors open at the venue 30 minutes before the publicised start time.


Typically we get an audience of around forty to fifty members and visitors; anticipate them having an eclectic mix of background knowledge.


Lectures should last around one hour followed by a Q&A session. When possible, lectures should include elements relevant to North Norfolk and the area around the Glaven Valley. When a single lecture is given then refreshments are offered after the Q&A session. If there is more than one lecture then refreshments will be available between two lectures.

If the lecture is held alongside the society's AGM evening, the lecture will be preceded by a (hopefully) short AGM but the lecture should be for the normal period.

If two lectures are being given then each lecture should last about 30 minutes. If three lectures are being given then each lecture should last about 20 minutes.


Most speakers use our 'Windows 7' laptop computer, overhead projector and screen, speaker system and remote control/pointer. If you plan to use our equipment then please bring your digital presentation on a USB stick or CD. Presentations may be in Microsoft Powerpoint or Adobe PDF format. If you wish to use something else please discuss with us in advance.

We also have a 35mm slide projector and and an overhead projector available but we do need advance warning if you would like to use either of these.

You may wish to use your own equipment. If so, please agree this in advance. If using your own laptop then we recommend that you also bring your presentation on a USB stick or CD/DVD.

For Apple Mac users, we have an adaptor cable for connecting an Apple Mac's mini-port to our projectors' VGA socket.

Normally we ask speakers to wear our lapel microphone which communicates wirelessly with our speaker system. It is very convenient and you will soon forget you're wearing it!


To allow us to publicise your lecture in the local press, the society's website and elsewhere the following should have been agreed at the time your booking was confirmed and provided to us as soon as possible.