Professor David Purdie  MD  FRCP

Doctor Of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

  David Purdie is one of the country’s most celebrated public speakers.
His seriously amusing after-dinner Speeches are in demand for Corporate, Academic and Charitable functions  –  while his more serious Lectures cover the fields of English and Scottish literature, Classics and philosophy.

Highly experienced in the art & craft of public speaking, he advises and edits for several Members of the House of Commons and certain leading figures in the Sports, Industrial and Showbusiness fields.

The author of the humorous column ‘The Major’ in Golf International,  he was speechwriter for Sam Torrance, when Captain of the European Ryder Cup team.
His column & Blog The Dean’s Diary details the extraordinary (and thankfully fictional) ongoings at St Andrews College in Edinburgh – of which he is The Dean
David He also freelances on Medicine and Literature for the broadsheet press and BBC.


David speaks at corporate, sporting or charity functions. These may be public or private. You may also engage him as a speech editor or adviser.
He also provides voice-over for documentaries, particularly in the fields of Medicine and Science, since he ‘speaks the language’. Browse the site to find out more and visit our booking page to request further information.