Ruth Imeson da Silva

Contact details for Ruth Imeson da Silva



Talks on Albert Ball and other local personalities

  • “Tired of living to kill.” An alternative view of the life of WWI flying ace, Captain Albert Ball.
  • “It is for these haunts of peace that men go into the jaws of hell.” This talk focuses on the life, poems and death of Sergeant Will Streets, who fell on 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • “Not unhappy”. The life of Gertrude Savile of Rufford tells the tale of scandals in a Georgian family.

Ruth has been involved with public speaking on a variety of topics for over five years, including regular appearances on radio and TV programmes.

She is a qualified archivist and historian with a degree in history, a postgraduate degree in historical archives. She also has an interest in historical medicinal plants and herbs, such as mandrake, belladonna, wolfsbane, etc. Ruth is available for talks on a wide variety of subjects for one hour or more to historical societies, clubs, educational organisations and charities, women’s institutes, cultural organisations and societies, and the media. Her studies in historical, medicinal plants and herbs may also be of interest to gardening groups.