Geoffrey Bond is something of a polymath, having had careers as a solicitor, businessman and broadcaster. His special interests now are creation and promotion of education initiatives for young people in heritage business and engineering.
He was an original member of the Antiques Roadshow and in the 1980s he presented the long-running television series Something to Treasure for ITV.
He has also written and lectured on heritage matters. For many years he has chaired a variety of heritage organisations both at regional and national level. A collector and antiquarian, he sat on the Council of the Antiquaries Society of London. Dividing his time between London and his home in Nottinghamshire, Burgage Manor in Southwell – the home of the poet Byron from 1803 to 1808 – he had been Chairman of the Byron Society, London, Master of a number of London Livery Companies and was Sheriff of the City of London in 2004. Extensive pro bono charity work – mostly for heritage organisations – and the sponsorship of numerous educational initiatives for young people, are some of his many other activities. He is a member of the Garrick Club and the City of London Pickwick Club.
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