Image courtesy fo Calvin Washburn
We are excited to announce this year’s line-up for Geographical journeys: microlectures. Join us for an evening packed full of tales to inspire, as eight speakers have just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.
Alex McDermott canoes the River Severn to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its people and wider environment. Yulia Savchuk is drawn to visit Chernobyl in her native Ukraine to chase childhood memories and examine what the Soviet era could teach us about living with ‘invisible killers’. Emma de Heveningham unpicks the mystery of her grandfather’s time in South America, tracing his footsteps across a screen with her fingertips. Dr Alex Brazier brings new insights into stamina and resilience, having traversed Antarctica by ski and now working in a busy intensive care unit through a pandemic.
Charlotte Austwick takes us to a jungle village, where she helps the community secure cultural survival through the creation of Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya illustrated reading books. Zoe Langley-Wathen walks 870 miles of Welsh coastline and reshapes her view of the country. Richard Phillips leads a traverse across east Greenland and led his students to reinterpret their sense of place. And after a spine injury ends her prospects of a sports career, Laura Scott packs up her life and cycles solo 5,500 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea.
To hear more about these inspiring journeys join us for Geographical journeys: microlectures online at 7.00pm on 11 March. Book your tickets now.
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