Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports shops have the biggest and best range of mountain sports clothing, equipment and accessories and our prices are keen and competitive. Add to this the friendly, knowledgeable service of our well-trained staff and you have the perfect package to make buying your new kit a pleasurable and relaxing experience. Ellis Brighams is a sponsor of Wilderness Lectures and we very are grateful for their support.
Stanfords was established in 1852 by Edward Stanford, map seller. Today, nearly 150 years on, Stanfords is the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps and travel books.
Mountain Kingdoms is the leading UK based trekking company, arranging group departures and tailored treks along the full length of the Himalaya and elsewhere. The company is an internationally acclaimed exponent of responsible tourism. Mountain Kingdoms is a sponsor of Wilderness Lectures and we are grateful for their support.
Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) is the Learned Society representing Geography and Geographers. It was founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical science and has been among the most active of the learned societies ever since.
SHIVA Charity (Schools Helping India Voluntary Association), is a Bristol based charity established in 1995. Its founder, Bob Uppington, and the trustees are all teachers. The organisation has no religious or political affiliations, and its aim is to promote education, particularly in the poorer areas of Nepal and Sri Lanka. This is mainly done through individual child sponsorship and by raising funds for educational projects and school equipment. The Charity supports a school named in honour of Ginette Harrison and receives donations from Wilderness Lectures and our audience, each year. In 2013, we helped Shiva by raising over £5000 to assist the charity's schools; this came from our own donation, donations from our audience, from Barcan Woodward Solicitors and from a client of Mountain Kingdoms.
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers Fellowships to men and women from all walks of life and from every corner of the United Kingdom to acquire knowledge and experience abroad.
Tourism Industry Carbon Offset Service (TICOS) is being developed as an industry wide carbon offset programme to stimulate collective action by all operators and travel agents selling holidays which include air travel.
The World Land Trust is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other biologically important lands — we buy it, acre by acre. The wilderness areas we buy are protected indefinitely as private reserves owned and managed by local organisations for the benefit of both wildlife and people.
Coolearth is a charity that protects endangered rainforest. This combats global warming, protects ecosystems and provides sustainable jobs for local people.
Amnesty International is a movement of ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights, our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
Free Tibet stands for the Tibetans' right to determine their own future. It campaigns for an end to China's occupation of Tibet and for the Tibetans' fundamental human rights to be respected. Founded in 1987, Free Tibet Campaign generates active support by educating people about the situation in Tibet. It is independent of all governments and is funded by its members and supporters.
Barcan & Kirby is a Bristol solicitors firm with a reputation for providing high quality, common sense advice. They have been extremely generous in their support for the Shiva Charity