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.
Keith Partridge - 29/11/2017 19:30
As one of the world’s most experienced adventure cameramen Keith’s journey to work may well kick-off with a heart-stopping abseil through vertical jungle, a helicopter winch-line onto an icy mile-high mountain face or a close encounter with some of the world’s most iconic wildlife. With camera in hand he has made the most challenging, spectacular and remote places on the planet his ‘office’ during his freelance career filming for cinema productions and broadcast.
His sideways look at the ‘extreme’ takes us on journeys through a variety of projects and extraordinary locations with stories from behind the scenes. Presentations examine just what it takes to capture the essence of adventure from some of the most outrageous situations and camera positions imaginable.
Felicity Aston - 13/12/2017 19:30
'What does winter mean to you?' This was the question that Felicity and her team sought to answer as they travelled more than 35,000km from the UK across Scandinavia and Siberia in a Land Rover Defender. Using images, stories, film footage and sounds gathered during the expedition, Felicity describes the people and places the team experienced as they headed into some of the most extreme winter climates in the world including the Pole of Cold, the coldest inhabited place on the planet where temperatures plummeted to almost -60C. What is the best form of transport when it is so cold that fuel becomes solid? How cold does it have to be before children stop going to school? And is it possible to hear your own breath freeze....?
This will be our 2017 Ginette Harrison Memorial Lecture.
Hans Rey - 10/01/2018 19:30
Hans will reflect on his 30 years as a pro rider, showing photos and short video clips, while narrating and telling stories about the early days, trials, freeride, competitions,etc… He will cover his career highlights including the Adventure Team trips, the Wheels 4 Life charity, ‘Flow’ and many other subjects including his recent back to back expedition on Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro.