Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

Spreading word of the Quicksilver  project has been an enduring priority – increasing awareness of our work, which in turn boosts our progress in innumerable ways. Going face-to-face, relentlessly campaigning, Nigel has raised the profile of Britain's bid for the World Water Speed Record, helping grow the project's supporter-base, and adding value for its many sponsors and suppliers by highlighting the important role their contributions play.

To date, he has presented over 400 multimedia talks to audiences in over 300 cities, towns and other locations throughout the length and breadth of the UK, and further afield.

Many have been staged in the most prestigious speaking venues in Britain and beyond, including ...

Anglia Ruskin University – Chelmsford

Army Flying Museum, Army Air Corps HQ, Middle Wallop, Hampshire

BAE Systems, Samlesbury

BAE Systems, Warton

Benn Hall, Rugby

Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh

Bourne Corn Exchange, Lincolnshire

British Motor Museum, Gaydon

Brooklands Museum

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Cardiff City Stadium

Cheltenham Park Hotel

Chichester Yacht Club

Coventry Airport

Coventry City Football Club – Highfield Road Stadium

Coventry University – Engineering & Computing Building (pictured at night-time in sequence at top)

Dalton Barracks, Abingdon

Donington Park Motorsport Circuit

Dyson HQ, Malmesbury

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Eden Court, Inverness (entrance hall pictured in sequence at top) 

Ely Cathedral Conference Centre

Estrel Congress & Exhibition Center, Berlin, Germany

FIA WRC Wales Rally GB Service Park, Felindre, Swansea

Glasgow Caledonian University

Gloucester County Cricket Club, Bristol

Hallmark Hotel, Kingston upon Hull

Harrogate International Centre

Harrogate Ladies’ College

Haverhill Art Centre

Hexham Abbey, Northumberland

Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire

Hotel Steigenberger – Bad Neuenahr, Bonn, Germany

Hotel Tylösand, Halmstad, Sweden

IET Austin Court, Birmingham

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) HQ, St James’s, London

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) HQ, Westminster, London

Loughborough University

Liverpool John Moores University

Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham

Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Midland Automobile Club, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcestershire

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Museum – Cosford

National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich, Birmingham

National Motorcycle Museum, Bickenhill, Birmingham

Newark Town Hall, Nottinghamshire

Newcastle University

Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire

Owston Hall Hotel, Doncaster

Perkins Engines, Peterborough

Peterborough Town Hall

Porsche Club Great Britain HQ, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport

Rand Worldwide HQ, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Reebok Stadium, Bolton

Reno Hilton Hotel, Nevada, USA (pictured in sequence at top)

Rheged Centre, Penrith

River Tees Watersports Centre, Middlesborough

Royal Air Force College Cranwell

Royal Air Force Marham

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Rufford Park Golf and Country Club, Nottinghamshire

Shire Hall, Howden

Slade Park Barracks, Oxford

Sopwell House, St Albans

Spar Aerospace/MDA Space Missions Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Staffordshire University – Stafford Campus

St Peter’s School, York

TATA Steel, Scunthorpe

The Bugatti Trust/Bugatti Molsheim Ltd., Prescott Hill, Gloucestershire

The County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln

The Mere, Knutsford

The NEC, Birmingham

The Palace of Westminster, London

The Royal Hotel, Skegness

The Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester

The Welding Institute HQ, Cambridge

Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

University of Bath

University of Brussels, Belgium

University of Cambridge

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

University of Oxford – Department of Computer Science (Oxford e-Research Centre) 

University of Plymouth

University of Salford Manchester

University of Sheffield - Firth Court

University of Southampton – Nuffield Theatre

University of Wolverhampton - Telford Innovation Campus

University of York

W5 at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland

Top image by Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA (Reno Hilton, Reno, Nevada) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Other images this page © QWSR Ltd.