His bicycle was his means of escape from the city. School holidays were spent exploring Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He often cycled to Brighton and back in a day. He still loves cycling and uses his bike to ride the leafy lanes around his home on the banks of the mighty River Humber or along the sandy tracks on the island of Bimini when visiting the dolphins in the Bahamas. Horace is happily married to Wendy and they have a daughter Melanie, a son Ashley and 5 grandchildren, Rebecca, Fiona, Oliver and Chloe all of whom he calls his best friends.
Horace is an author, broadcaster and a Renaissance Man who was described as A Scholar Gypsy in The Daily Telegraph. His talks take you on an amusing and thought provoking journey into the world of the mammal that has been described as “Man’s Cousin in the Sea”. He was awarded a Silver Bowl (the equivalent to an Oscar) for his talk on dolphins by the International Platform Association in Washington (other recipients include Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy). He has published scientific papers in fields as diverse as nuclear chemistry and pharmacology. His remarkable and adventurous life is documented in numerous best selling books and TV films. He founded The Oxford Underwater Research Group and the charity International Dolphin Watch.
In his presentations, Horace takes his audience on an enthralling journey into the joy filled world of the dolphins. Along the way he reveals how he left orthodox medical research to find out why dolphins have such a special place in our hearts. And of the extraordinary events that led him to discover that dolphins could help those in clinical depression.
Horace’s humour and enthusiasm invariably leaves his audience smiling and up lifted.
Dr. Dobbs will bring his books to his presentations and is pleased to sign them with special dedications.
Horace Dobbs is a most popular speaker and is always praised by the clients.
Dear Dr. Horace,
Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation last week at Ripon Women's Luncheon Club. It was greatly enjoyed by everyone and I'm sure many members will continue to gain a lot of pleasure from your books and find your therapeutic cd invaluable. I've listened to Dolphin Dreamtime many times and quickly drift away--better than a glass or two of wine!
It was a great pleasure to meet you and enjoy a light- hearted chat before lunch. I do hope that your latest research brings interesting and beneficial results.
With very best wishes for your future success,