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.

You can buy tickets from each lecture page, they are all linked from What's On, follow the link from the menu at the top. 

Featured Speaker

Mark Brownlow

Mark is a multiple BAFTA/EMMY award-winning executive producer with over twenty-five years of programming experience across a broad range of wildlife TV documentaries with a passion for the oceans. As series producer of ‘Blue Planet II’, he employed ground-breaking technology and environmental storytelling to give an entirely new understanding of life beneat...

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We're off.

Tickets are now on sale for all our events. We're really looking forward to seeing you again. The last few years have been very tough and hugely disruptive for lots of people. We were hesitant when we staged some talks last year but the reception was so good that here are again. Come arm-chair adventure travelling with us, you don't even need to put up with passport queues...

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Upcoming Events

From Blue to Frozen, The Making of a Planet

Join wildlife filmmaker, Mark Brownlow- the creator of BBC's Blue Planet 2 and his latest series Frozen Planet 2 - for his seminal talk on the role of wildlife films in raising global environmental awareness. Nature documentaries can be more than...

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Whale in the Living Room

So often we are told that the world is endangered. John says that he hardly raises an eyebrow when he hears that such and such an animal is on the brink of extinction – they all are to some degree. So, in his talk it will be refreshing to visit what...

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You can download a number of our documents here.

Please read our Covid statement, below

Our past speakers list details all our lectures since Wilderness Lectures started operation, over 30 years ago. One of our favourite speakers was the mountaineer Doug Scott who set up charity, Community Action Nepal, to provide assistance to Sherpa communities. A gift aid form for C.A.N. is available here, if you would like to support the charity's work.