Perhaps the greatest theft of trade secrets in the history of mankind. Robert Fortune, a young Scotsman went to China to steal their secrets of tea. Travelling disguised as a Chinese merchant by the name of Sing Wa, he went where no westerner had been before, into the interior of China. This is the amazing tale of industrial espionage to bring the best tea to Britain.
SANDY LEONG is married to a Malaysian, spending time living and working in Malaysia. She is a professional speaker, trainer & published author and historian; she has had a lifelong career as an educator & developer of people working in the UK & the Far East; she is a qualified teacher, past CEO of a Racial Equality Council, Guest Lecturer at Universities, and Colleges of Further Education. She is Immediate Past President of a Speakers Club & an active member of the National Association of Speakers Clubs, & Chair of a Board of Trustees of a large Charity. She speaks regularly at Conferences, & to a wide range of groups including, W.I’s, U3A‘s & Historical Societies & as an After Dinner Speaker and is a guest lecturer with P & O, Fred Olsen and Thomson Cruise Lines.
To see a video of Sandy go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXMnj-N-m0Y
Please note that our first speaker Sandy Leong has kindly agreed to step in for a lecturer who was too ill to present her talks. Although Sandy is not an Arts Society registered lecturer she has vast experience with speaking to audiences world-wide and we feel very lucky that her dates for being in Penang coincided with our requirements. This talk is not specifically 'Arty' but it does centre on Tea, China and a Brit and as many people think that making tea is an art into itself, I felt that it qualified! I hope that you will all come to listen to Sandy and enjoy this lecture.