Speakers

Below is a list of speakers who can talk to your group on herb related topics.  Click on the name for more details.

London

Dr Chris Etheridge

Area: London and Essex
Email: chrisjetheridge@gmail.com
Comments:

Herbs and nutrition for cancer support

Sara Zanone Medical Herbalist

Area: North London
Email: sara_zanone@yahoo.it

Monica Grande, MSc Phytotherapy

Area: North London and Essex
Email: monica@plantamedica.co.uk
Telephone: 07530 599464
Comments:
  • Given talks to Townswomen's groups etc
  • Herbal Medicine

Hilary Ayling

Area: Hampshire 
Email: hilary.ayling@btinternet.com

Home Counties

Lucy Blunden, Medical Herbalist

Area: Hertfordshire, North London, some Buckinghamshire, some Bedfordshire
Email: HertsHerbalist@hotmail.com
Telephone: 07759151172
Website: www.lucyblundenherbal.com
Comments:

I love introducing people to wild medicines they can use for themselves and self-care with herbs and other of Nature's medicines.  Topics I have covered are: Wild medicine chest, Seasonal ailments, Kitchen medicines, Love your weeds, Hedgerow herbals.........and many more.  I am happy to discuss options, ideas and am open to suggestions.

Background: I give talks regularly as I am on the Herts WI Speaker's list and also speak for gardening societies, Dacorum National Trust, Box Moor Trust and Rotary Clubs. I have an absolute passion for what I do and thoroughly enjoy talking about my topic. I find talks to be a great opportunity to spread the word about Herbal Medicine and to bring ideas to those who are new to the subject.

About me: I have the best job in the world as a herbalist! I use this wonderful skill in my roles at Middlesex University on the courses for the herbal medicine degrees both lecturing and in the training clinic as a dispenser and at home in my clinic room for consultations with patients in Hemel Hempstead.

Find me at: facebook.com/HertsHerbalist, @lucy_blunden for Twitter

Julia Behrens

Area: East Sussex
Email: Julia@herbal-consultant.com 
Website: www.herbal-consultant.com
Comments:

Medical Herbalist

Rebecca Palmer MNIMH, Medical Herbalist

Area: Hampshire
Email: info@rebeccapalmermedicalherbalist.co.uk
Telephone: 07870 544512

Haskel Adamson

Area: Sussex or further afield
Email: haskeladamson@googlemail.com 
Comments:

Enjoys public speaking, running workshops and herb walks

Andrea Murphy

Area: Sussex
Email: andiemurph@btinternet.com 
Comments:

Offers talks:  (1) Art of Healing with Herbs (2) Herbal First Aid (3) Stress & Herbs

Lynda Jones Medical Herbalist & Allergy Testing

Area: Kent
Email: jones.lynda@yahoo.co.uk 
Telephone: 01303 242838 or  07878 165440
Website: www.lyndajoneskent.co.uk 

Maggie Pope BSc (Hons) MNIMH MCPP

Area: N Devon as well as Somerset, and travel anywhere that is not more than 45-50 minutes travel from Bridgwater.
Email: info@growingmedicine.co.uk
Telephone: 07771660442
Website: www.growingmedicine.co.uk
Comments:

Maggie has a practice in Bridgwater with its own herb garden, where she sees patients and runs workshops.

She is also a tutor at the School of Herbal Medicine in Bridgwater which trains people to become professional Medical Herbalists.

Maggie can provide a range of talks from the treatment of any specific disease process from RA to diabetes 2, plus winter ills, insomnia etc. She can also talk about what a Medical Herbalist does - where they get their medicines from, how they treat people etc., along with more practical sessions for smaller groups - making ointments and poultices and so on.

Rachel Boon

Area: Worthing
Email: info@harmonyherbs.com.co.uk
Comments:

 MURHP Naturopath and Medical Herbalist.  Willing to travel up to 20 miles.

 

 

Frances Watkins BSc (Hons) PhD MNIMH

Area: Within the Home Counties
Email: f.watkins596@gmail.com
Website: http://www.soothingminds.co.uk/Herbs.aspx
Comments:

Frances has been a medical herbalist for 7 years and is passionate about native British plants.  Examples of her talks include Medicinal Plants in Wartime and the Healing Power of Flowers.  Talks usually last for 45 – 60 minutes presented with or without a PowerPoint presentation depending on what suits your audience best.


West Country/Wales

Michele Daramat

Area: Cardiff + < 1h by train Cardiff and am willing to travel
Email: michele.daramat@gmail.com 
Telephone: 07754 070058
Comments:

Provided it is not more than an hour or so by train

Zoe Hawes Medical Herbalist, MCPP  Dip. Phyt.

Area: Bath
Email: zoehawes@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01761 439920

Becs Griffiths NIMH herbalist

Area: Bristol
Email: mail@becsgriffiths.net 
Telephone: 07412 399154
Comments:

Does many talks and workshops

Sue Minter, Past Chairman of the Herb Society

Area: Prefers to deliver talks locally, but will travel if the host covers travel costs and puts me up for the night if it’s an evening talk and it’s impossible to get back home.
Email: sue.minter1@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01626 368948 (with answerphone)
Comments:

Sue is past Chair of the Herb Society, past Curator at Chelsea Physic Garden and past Horticultural Director of the Eden Project where she developed their Crops for Health display.

She delivers Powerpoint presentations on 'The Healing Garden' (covers pharmaceutical and herbal plants and the conservation issues about them); also on Alicia Amherst who wrote the first history of gardening -which touches on herbs as she was a Council member at Chelsea Physic for 40 years.

She required a digital projector to be provided.  She provides her own laptop computer.

Sue can also deliver talks with slides:  'Thinking with your Nose' (on the art of perfumery) and 'Which Doctor?' (which covers enthobotany and pharmacology). For these Sue will provide her own slide projector.

Talks are charged at £100, plus travel costs if applicable.

Anne Stobart MCPP

Area: Based near Exeter, Devon. West Country and Wales. Fee £70 plus travel at cost.
Email: a.stobart@herbaid.co.uk
Telephone: 01363 777531
Website: www.holtwoodherbs.com
Comments:

Anne Stobart is a longstanding member of the Herb Society and is a trained medical herbalist.  She taught professional herbal medicine at Middlesex University in London until 2010.  Anne has particular research interest in the history of domestic and herbal medicine and has published several books with Bloomsbury Academic.  She is cofounder of the Holt Wood Herbs project in Devon which seeks to develop sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs.


East of England

Julie Dore MNIMH Medical Herbalist

Area: Within 25 miles of Cambridge for evenings, further for the whole day.
Email: hedgerow-herbals@juliedore.eclipse.co.uk
Website: www.hedgerow-herbals.co.uk
Comments:

Variety of talks and walks, from slideshows to making own medicine, plants of Shakespeare, plant walks, etc.

 

Su Rayner Qualified Practitioner and Member of the Association of Master Herbalists

Area: Brooke, Norwich, Norfolk but will travel within a 20 mile radius of Norwich
Email: sumeadowherbs@aol.com
Telephone: 01508558135
Website: www.meadow-herbs.co.uk
Comments:

As a Herbal practitioner Su has been giving talks and holding workshops for over 15 years covering a variety of topics.

Su will tailor her talk to your requirements and covers topics such as:

  • Medicinal uses of Herbs in the Garden
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Womens' Herbs

Su also deliver practical sessions including 'Making Herbal Remedies'.

Su uses power point presentations.


North West and North East

Jane Placca

Area: Manchester
Email: themanchesterherbalist@yahoo.com
Telephone: 07944 916 196
Comments:

NIMH Medical Herbalist

Dalbinder Bains MNIMH, BANT Medical Herbalist & Nutr.  Therapist

Area: Northwest through to Midlands
Email: dalbinderbains@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 0151 427 1040 / 07841 393775
Website: dalbinderbains.co.uk
Comments:

Happy to talk about most health related topics and relate to herbs and nutritional and functional medicine.

Roisin McLaughlin, Bsc (Hons), MNIMH,GHR reg. Medical Herbalist and Master NLP Practitioner

Area: Greater Manchester only
Email: roisin@butterflyeffect.uk.com
Comments:

 NIMH Medical Herbalist and Master NLP Practitioner

Barbara Wilkinson, DBTh, MURHP, Consultant Medical Herbalist, Trustee of the Herb Society

Email: barbara_wilkinson101@hotmail.com
Telephone: 07771727569
Comments:

Medical Herbalist and Trustee of the Herb Society.  Talks for WI, Townswomen Guild, U3A, Probos, etc. on Herbs & Spices for Health & Wellbeing, Cultivation & growing of herbs, etc.

William Woods, Owner Blackbrook Herb Gardens

Area: Cheshire/ South Manchester
Telephone: 01625 539166
Website: www.blackbrookherbgardens.co.uk
Comments:

Range of topics covered including culinary, historical and traditional uses of herbs, with propagation and growing advice.

 


Midlands And North

Anna Newton, Herbal Practitioner

Area: 20 miles radius from Cheltenham
Email: anna.newton@btinternet.com
Telephone: 07761 240023
Comments:

Anna has 15 years’ experience working as a medical herbalist.  She can deliver a general or a specific talk (e.g.  focusing on particular group of herbs or ailments, what to grow in your garden to have an herbal apothecary at hand, etc.).  Uses power point, but it is not essential.

Malcolm Dickson, Owner Hooksgreen Herbs Nursery, Trustee Herb Society

Area: Nationwide
Email: sales@hooksgreenherbs.com
Telephone: 07977883810
Website: www.hooksgreenherbs,com
Comments:

Malcolm uses power point presentations.  Titles include "Showing and Growing Herbs" and "Herbs through the Season".

Janette Colbridge-Vaze

Area: West Midlands
Email: janettecv@gmail.com

Carol Burnett BSc MNIMH

Area: Derbyshire and South Yorkshire
Email: carolbherbalist@gmail.com 
Telephone: 07907 344 871
Website: www.coachhouseclinicretford.co.u

Ginny Kemp MNIMH MCPP Medical Herbalist

Area: South Lincolnshire, Rutland & Northamptonshire (radiating out from Stamford) and Leicestershire
Email: ginny.kemp@theherbclinic.co.uk
Telephone: 07736829755
Website: www.theherbclinic.co.uk
Comments:

Interactive and lively general interest talks on Modern Herbal Medicine or can be tailored to a particular group. WI's, Special interest groups, mother and baby groups etc.

Hannah Sylvester BSc (Hons) MNIMH Medical Herbalist

Area: Lincoln, Lincolnshire and East Midlands, but can travel further (by train)
Email: info@thedistrictherbalist.co.uk  
Telephone: 07906 376342
Website: www.thedistrictherbalist.co.uk
Comments:

Medical Herbalist, and Lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Herbal
Medicine degree at Lincoln. I have been providing talks and workshops for a
wide variety of local groups, such as the WI, Gardening Clubs, U3A, Probus,
Rotary, and Womens’ groups for a number of years. I can often tailor talks
to group requirements, but most commonly speak about the History of Herbal
Medicine, cultivating medicinal plants and herb garden design, as well as
how to create preparations within the home. I lead a very successful series
of Herb Walks around the Cathedral Quarter each Spring and Summer and also
lead Herb Walks in other areas of the County, and for private bookings and
individual groups.

Laura Stannard FNIMH

Area: N. Staffs, S. Cheshire, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme
Email: laura.stannard@gmail.com
Telephone: 01782751838
Website: www.themedicalherbalist.co.uk

Trudy Norris Consulting Medical Herbalist

Area: Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Email: trudynorris.nimh@ntlworld.com 
Telephone: 07745577503

Sara Southgate BSc., ND, Dip Herb, MURHP Naturopath and Herbalist

Area: Warwickshire
Email: sara@sarasouthgate.com 
Telephone: 07773 392449
Comments:

Nutrition & Herbs, Demonstrations: Cookery/ Creams. Does regular WI talks & workshops for NT

Cindy Teague BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

Area: Will travel nationally
Email: cherbs@gmail.com
Website: www.cherbs.co.uk
Comments:

I have given talks locally for community groups, Adult Education Groups, as well as for the local British Beekeeping Association group.  I have also written for the BeeCraft Journal.  I also offer herb walks.

My talks vary from an Introduction to Herbal Medicine to specific themes such as women's health, herbal history and philosophy, and much more. They can be tailored to specific groups.  The talks are usually presented by powerpoint.

Rowan McOnegal, BA Hons . Cert. Herbal Medicine

Area: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire
Email: rowanmconegal@hotmail.com
Website: rowanmconegal.co.uk
Comments:

Rowan qualified from the school of phytotherapy in 1990 and has been practicing, teaching and lecturing in herbal medicine ever since. She has always grown her own herbs and made her own medicines, and teaches practical herbal medicine making and natural perfumery courses in Herefordshire. She can talk about hedgerow medicine, modern herbal practice, spices, natural perfumery, making herbal medicines and cosmetics for home use, etc.


Scotland

Anna Canning

Area: Edinburgh
Email: anna.canning@blueyonder.co.uk 
Telephone: 07790 885969
Website: www.floramedica.org
Comments:

Talks, workshops, herb walks Activities for children, resources for herbalists & teachers


If you would like to be added to the speakers list then please contact info@herbsociety.org.uk.  We would be grateful if speakers could promote the Herb Society when giving talks.  Please see the Herb Society introductory presentation here Herb Society Introduction Presentation.pptx.