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Peter Warwick FRGS

Peter is chairman of The 1805 Club, a charity​ and a recognised member of the Royal Naval heritage family, and vice chairman of the Harbour History Festivals, which launches in 2018 at Ramsgate. As vice chairman of the Official Nelson Commemorations Committee he was responsible for many of the high-profile events for the Trafalgar bicentenary in 2005, and the Nelson Decade that preceded it, including The New Trafalgar Dispatch. His successful reconstruction of Nelson’s river-borne funeral procession in the same year led to him establishing Thames Alive, which is reintroducing ceremonial pageantry to London’s river. Its most notable achievements so far are the initiative for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant and the organisation of the manpowered squadron of 253 boats on 3 June 2012, Day 70 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, and providing the impetus for Gloriana the Queen’s Row Barge, of which he is a founder and trustee.  As chairman of The New Waterloo Dispatch Peter also masterminded and arranged 21 ceremonial events in Britain, Belgium and Germany in 2015 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.  Peter is a recognised authority on Admiral Lord Nelson, the author of three books relating to Nelson’s career, the latest being Horatio Nelson: Pocket Giant, and is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS). During a career spanning 37 years working as an economist, he held various investment management and research posts in the City of London, was co-founder of The Society of Property Researchers and subsequently practiced as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, including on projects in the Middle East. Peter was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2000. ​​ 

Peter Warwick FRGS is on the following tours: