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The very best adventure lectures

1 week ago

You can follow the progress of this year's Wilderness Award winner and her colleagues here

2 months ago

The coming season's line-up is now complete. We're still waiting for a few bits of information from a couple of our speakers but the dates and basic details are now online. We hope you like what we are offering. It's getting harder to make a choice, there are so many adventurers offering their services.

Perhaps we should up from 12 lectures? Mind you, one a week would break us!!


3 months ago

We've had our venue bookings confirmed by the University and are now filling in the details of our programme, as we confirm with each speaker. Take a look at our webpage.

One you might like to check out is our first event after Christmas featuring trials bike legend, Hans Rey. Hans will be doing a tour in the UK but if you want to hear him speak, you can save yourself a load of travelling by putting our event in your diary, now.

3 months ago

A great bit of news Hannah Meinertzhagen, the winner of our latest Wilderness Award, has just told us that her expedition has been awarded grants by the Mount Everest Foundation and the BMC.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Lizzy Hawker event cancelled.

We regret that this event has been cancelled.

It has been brought to our attention that Lizzy had agreed to give another talk in Bristol on the preceding evening; she had not informed us of this commitment and as it is likely to affect the viability of our event we have regretfully taken the decision to cancel.

Details of the other event are as follows:
'An evening with Lizzy Hawker', by CDS Events. June 5th 1930hrs at The Bristol Pavilion, County Ground, Nevil Road, BS7 9EJ

For booking: http://bit.ly/2q5J5NV
Use this link, not the bit.ly one that appears below

If you have already booked a ticket for us, you will receive a full refund via Eventbrite in about 7 days time.

We are very sorry about this.

4 months ago

We've just been contacted by Bristol based ultra-runner, Nick Butter. Nick's done 279 marathons, 29 ultras, and is about to embark on a project to set a world record setting mission to run a marathon in every country in the world. He aims to run a marathon in all 196 countries in the world over 550 days to raise £250,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. He said, "A friend of mine has terminal prostate cancer and likely won't be around when I return. This is for him". You can support Nick's effort here: www.nickbutter.com

4 months ago

We're going to be putting on an additional lecture, on Tuesday June 6th. We're taking the opportunity of Lizzy Hawker being in the country briefly, she normally lives in Nepal.

Lizzy is one of the world's best know ultra-marathon runners and she is the organiser of the Ultra Tour Monterosa.

So, if you are a runner or you just like stories and photos of beautiful mountains and the people who live within them, put this date in your diary now.

We'll confrim the arrangements when we have finalised them.