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Stuart is a graduate of Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Languages Degree and an Honours Degree Bachelor of Arts. He is in the final month of his Master of Language Studies Degree.

Stuart is pictured here with his Honours Degree thesis investigation of la bande dessinée, specifically, the adventures of Tintin and his creator. Stuart has furthered his investigation of the literature in his Masters Degree thesis investigation of the stereotypes, representations, and controversies in the Tintin albums and other comic book literature.

Stuart can be booked as a keynote speaker at your event via this website.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

What's new with Stu - October 2016

Most appreciative thanks to my supporters - FlindersOne Fitness and Synergy Consulting Australia. 

Book Stuart to speak at your event, contact him direct via this website!

October 13 - A great radio interview today!

I had a fun time today during my interview with 1079 Lifefm presenter 'Scotty' about my exhbition and current thesis research and you can listen to the interview via this 1079 Lifefm banner!

Here is a link to 1079 Life FM for a review of the launch of my national speaking tour in Adelaide on September 1.

A great start to my national speaking tour!

September 1 was the official launch of my 2016 national speaking tour and Adelaide was the first city on the tour and what a great event it was!

The Unley Town Hall in Adelaide was the venue for two presentations with the first conducted during the day to a number of schools followed by an evening presentation to a large attendance of 120 fans and scholars of comic book literature.

My next event is in Perth on October 22, where I will be a featured presenter at 'Bonjour Perth' French Festival followed by 'Paris to Provence' French Festival in Melbourne, where I have been booked to speak on all three days of the event this coming November 18, 19 and 20.

The Perth French Festival is a showcase event in Western Australia and I am looking forward to engaging with my audience during my presentation at the event!

July and August thesis and book project research tour!

Taking in the City of Las Vegas, London and Belgium as part of my research tour during the northern hemisphere Summer proved to be a most positive excercise, and whilst in Las Vegas, I attended the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek Convention as part of my thesis research into popular culture. I had a most interesting experience and I was interviewed by a British radio journalist about my thesis investigation

A highlight of the convention was meeting Kirstie Alley 'post presentation' and what a dynamic woman she is!

A fun montage of images with fellow pop culture fans and tv prop pieces inside the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. 

The U.S. stage of my Thesis research trip proved to be most successful in gathering much material specific to my investigation.

A montage of images from the second stage of my thesis research trip in London and Belgium and it was inside the Hergé Museum just outside of Brussels where I would be based for the remainder of my research. 

 

Athletic Scholarship award ceremony at Flinders University - May 5

It was a grand occasion in receiving an elite athletic sport scholarship at Flinders University today along with 30 fellow students from many different sporting backgrounds. The scholarship will greatly assist me with my preparations for the upcoming 2016/17 Triathlon and Multisport Season!

A group image 'post presentation' of scholarships! 

A fantastic presentation at OzComicCon, Royal Adelaide Showgrounds - April 10

You know you have connected with the audience when the 'post presentation' Q & A segment is nearly as long as the talk!

I had most receptive audience for my presentation at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds for OzComicCon  a weekend convention showcasing the world of pop culture and social media. 

There was a massive attendance of pop culture fans during the two day convention!

Silversands Multisport Festival - April 3

A solid workout today!

Plenty of ocean swell to contend with during the opening swim leg of today's triathlon champs in the coastal city of Aldinga - South Australia.

After completing a great swim leg, my strategy was to consolidate my category lead for a fast run into the finish!

Winning my category as well as recording the fastest bike leg outright with the added bonus of an outright 4th place today, was most satisfying.

Up next is my speaking presentation at OzComicCon on April 10 as well as continuing on with my thesis research and of course..More racing!  

Guest presenter - OzComicCon Adelaide April 9 to 10

OzComicCon is a weekend convention celebrating all things popular culture and social media and I am looking forward to connecting with fans of classic European comic book literature during my presentation at the event. I'll also be delving into my recent thesis investigation of Hergé - The creator of one of popular culture's classic comic book characters - Tintin.

I'll be presenting on Stage 4 from 430pm - Sunday April 10

Pictured here during my presentation at OzComicCon 2015 with more than 20,000 fans visiting the two day convention in Adelaide!

The convention provides fans with a unique opportunity to be up close with many of their favourite Hollywood actors and Comic Book illustrators and gaming creators! 

Friday
Jan292016

What's new with Stu - February 2016

Yumigo S.A. Trail Running Series, February 6

A tough challenge on the trails!

I am always looking for a new challenge to enhance my triathlon and multisport racing and the SA Trail Running Series proved to be a fantastic workout!

A large field of competitors racing in the 17km event and a fantastic atmosphere prior to the starter's gun!

The course consisted of two 8.5km laps in a most challenging part of the O'halloran Hill Recreation Park, with a series of steep hills to contend with and plenty of soft ground underfoot!

A category third place finish tonight and most satisfied with my overall result on the trails! 

BUPA Challenge Ride - Stage 4 The Tour Down Under Bike Race, Jan 22

After my triathlon win on January 10, Singapore Airlines contacted me and asked if I would ride for their team during the 142km mass participation event conducted on Stage 4 of Australia's premier bike race, The Tour Down Under, and what a fantastic day it was as 6,000 cyclists from around the world took part!
It was a most challenging ride which included some great hill climbs through the Adelaide Hills down to the coastal resort city of Victor Harbor.