My name is William Bird. And no, I don’t compose music. I’ve trained as a theatre director, worked as a bookseller and I’m now embarking on a career as an itinerant public speaker for hire. I love libraries, European history, silent cinema and Shakespeare and dream of living in Venice.

For details of the talks I offer see TALKING. I also have a blog which adds further details to each of the talks as they’re developed and performed. You can follow and contact me via Twitter too although I rarely have anything particularly profound to say.