26 July 2022
7.30pm - 9.00pm
King's Lynn Festival, King's Lynn, Norfolk
From £14.00 per person
Book now via Kings Lynn Festival website.
The story of longitude has captivated millions, but who measured latitude? Hear the story of the world’s first international scientific expedition, an extraordinary saga of surveying, mountaineering and murder set in equatorial South America.
Latitude is an epic story of survival and science set in mountain camps and remote observatories. It is also a story of exploration in which an unruly gaggle of misfits made breakthroughs in rubber and platinum, gravity and fogbows, quinine and Inca archaeology. A breathtaking tale of courage in adversity, it is celebrated today as the first modern exploring expedition.
About the speaker
Nicholas Crane was born in seaside Hastings, grew up in rural Norfolk and learned winter mountaineering in snowy Scotland. Between 2015 and 2018, he was president of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He is an award-winning writer and geographer who is well-known for his television work as lead presenter for
BAFTA winning series Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man, Britannia and Town.
He is the author of more than ten books that include: Clear Waters Rising, Two Degrees West, Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet, The Making of the British Landscape and You Are Here, A Brief Guide to the World. He has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. Nick has travelled in all seven of the world's continents. With his cousin, Dr Richard Crane, he identified and visited for the first time the geographical Pole of Inaccessibility, the point on the globe most distant from the open sea.
Advance booking for this event is required. Tickets for this event cost £14, £12 for Society members and students. To book tickets, please visit King's Lynn Festival website.
Event co-delievered by the Society and King's Lynn Festival.
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