Our lecturers are well known explorers, mountaineers, travel writers, TV personalities, adventure sports personalities or anyone who has an epic story to tell and can enthral our audience with a rattling good yarn. The talks are invariably illustrated with slides and/or film.
Jeremy Hunter - 23/10/2019 19:30
Jeremy Hunter’s Palace of Westminster-endorsed, multi-media, first-person reportage is a very powerful, ever-changing and spell-binding story that not only details daily life in the world’s only Dynasty of God-Kings but more importantly describes how close the planet was to World War III - during 2017.
Or might be in the future...
Reviews on Jeremy's North Korea talk:
'One of the most extraordinary events I have ever been to; congratulations on telling the story.'
'A fascinating, chilling yet horribly funny talk - you made it so accessible and visually riveting.'
'I have never been to a talk quite like it - indeed there possibly isn't a talk quite like it - but I can't stop thinking about it.'
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Mark Beaumont - 06/11/2019 19:30
In 2008 Mark took the the Guinness world record for a circumnavigational bike tour of the World with a time of 194 days and 17 hours, beating the previous record of 276 days and 19 hours. In 2017 he did it again, completing the Around the World in 80 Days Artemis Challenge in a staggering 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, having covered a total of 18,039 miles. Come and hear the story of this extraordinary achievement.
Charlie Walker - 20/11/2019 19:30
In February 2017, Charlie Walker began an eight-month, 9,000km ski, canoe and bicycle journey spanning the length of the perceived border between Europe and Asia, from the midwinter snowfields of the Russian arctic to the Bosporus in Istanbul.
‘Following the Line’ was an exploration into what it means to be Asian or European, what divides or unites the peoples on either side of the line, and the diversity of landscape, environment, religion and culture along the border that has traditionally demarcated East and West.
During this expedition, Charlie and Callie (his American expedition partner, a virtual stranger upon departure) experienced temperatures as low as -40˚C, several arrests, and the challenges of survival in some of the world’s remotest and most inhospitable landscapes.