More lectures

English travellers to Venice, 1450-1600 - Professor Michael G. Brennan

This lecture focuses on early-modern Anglo-Venetian relations and is based on accounts by English travellers at this period such as pilgrims, diplomats, merchants, scholars, spies, religious exiles, mariners and youths undertaking educational ‘grand tours’.

Two Frogs - Andy Dickson

Andy Dickson is a triathlete with a passion for the Lake District, the UK’s most visited national park. In 2020 he set himself the challenge of tackling two iconic ultra-endurance journeys - the Frog Graham and Frog Whitton - through the mountains, valleys and lakes of this celebrated landscape, becoming the first person ever to complete both.

Kayaking the Kwanza: source to sea along Angola’s longest river – Oscar Scafidi

In a 40 year old foldable wooden kayak, Oscar Scafidi’s two-man team completed the first ever source-to-mouth journey along the Kwanza River, in spite of being chased by hippos and sinking in rapids.

Standing up for river science: paddle boarding the Thames - Michelle Ellison and Mel Joe

Paddle boarding the length of the Thames, Michelle and Mel tested the water quality, raising awareness about the health of the river and inspiring others to give paddle boarding a go.