wilderness LECTURES

A winter series of public lectures in Bristol the theme of which is world-wide adventure.

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.

Featured Speaker

(c) National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Helen Sharman CMG OBE

WE REGRET THIS LECTURES HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Please download the 'Sharman lecture CANCELLED' link on the top right of our home page to learn what actions we are taking.

Helen Sharman is the first British Astronaut. In May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station, with two Russian cosmonauts. Selected from over 13,000 applicants who responded to an advert on the radio, Helen did not think she stood a chance of being chosen. But she was exactly the right type of person - calm, practical, friendly, professional and a team player. Two people were chosen for training but only one – Helen – went into Space. Helen was awarded the OBE in 1993 and was further awarded a rare and special honour in 2018 from Her Majesty The Queen, being made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG). This was in recognition of her work in Science and Technology Educational Outreach.

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