Speakers – Portsmouth Area

There are lots of people in the Portsmouth area who are prepared to give talks to community groups, faith groups and schools. These are some of them.

The links will normally take you to the relevant pages on this site.

We can also invite speakers from national organisations and they will sometimes have visitors on tour from other countries.

If you can’t see what you’re looking for, use the comments below to make a request and we put the word out!


Action Aid


Violence against Women








Air Quality

Tim Sheerman Chase is happy to talk to groups about issues related to air quality.






British Red Cross – Refugee Support Team Hampshire

The British Red Cross refugee support team can deliver awareness sessions to community groups, faith groups, schools, statutory  and non-statutory organisations. We will give you an outlook on  the global, national and local contexts of asylum seekers and refugees. We will also explain the UK Asylum Process and give you an understanding of why people flee and how they settle in our city. We will also outline the response given by British Red Cross to help asylum seekers and refugees.

Specific – School Lesson’s or Awareness sessions can be conducted.

Shamila Dhana – Sdhana@redcross.org.uk

Malcolm Little – MLittle@redcross.org.uk 07710388910

British Red Cross






Christian Aid

Sue Ward – Christian Aid and Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral


Development Aid, Emergency Aid through Christian Aid.






Economy for the Common Good

What is the purpose of economic activity? How do we judge its effectiveness?

Members of the local group are happy to do short presentations to introduce the ideas behind this new movement.







Members of the local Fairtrade groups (Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport) can talk on:

Fairtrade generally

Specific products

Justice for smallholder farmers

Trade rules


A number have visited Fairtrade projects overseas.







Friends of the Earth

Contact the Portsmouth group for speakers on environmental issues including clean air, bees, food and more or contact Friends of the Earth Gosport and Fareham or Havant







Friends without Borders


Helping refugees and Asylum seekers in the Portsmouth area

friends without borders






Global Justice Portsmouth

Climate justice



Trade rules

Food and sustainability

The hostile environment for refugees and asylum seekers

Global Justice Now







Climate Change

Oceans – plastic pollution, sustainable fishing

Forests – deforestation, sustainable Palm Oil







Help Palestine

Talks on Palestine and the Help Palestine Co-operative






Contact Rachel Nassif rachelmn*btinternet.com (replace * with @)

One World Week

Local supporters can cover a range of topics – change, human rights, the environment…..








Contact the local group for speakers on Oxfam’s work, food, the arms trade and more.


Plastic Free Portsmouth
Contact Clare Seek if you’d like someone to come to your class, group, event to talk about issues around plastic pollution and practical ways to reduce your plastic use as well as lobbying companies and government.





Portsmouth City Council

Freida M’Cormack can offer talks on countering extremism from the bottom-up (i.e. community level initiatives) and PCC colleagues can also deliver talks on tackling hate crime and Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP).



World Vision – Sue Tinney

Sustainable Development Goals

Poverty and Famine

Birth Registration

Empowering Women

Giving Children a Voice

Refugee crisis

Action 2015 and global Goals

Safe Environments

Sue can also access World Vision speakers from the London Policy office

World Vision







Other speakers

Chris Price can speak on world food issues

chris_price_557*live.co.uk (replace* with @ to contact)