Trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly circled the world faster than anyone ever had in 1890. She travelled alone, with just a Gladstone bag, and shattered the fictional record of Phileas Fogg arriving back in 72 days. Awed by her achievement and shocked by its present-day obscurity, author Rosemary J Brown re-traced Nellie Bly’s global journey 125 years later to get her ‘back on the map'.
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[In-person] Major John Morris’s contribution to martial and mountain race theory is explored in the context of colonial violence and sexuality.
16 October 2023
Best selling author Tim Marshall, turns his attention to the geopolitical space race, analysing the cosmic strides Russia, China and the United States have made and what it means for the rest of us down here on Earth.
25 May 2023
Award winning filmmaker and photojournalist, George Henton, offers a behind-the-scenes look at character-led, investigative documentary making in hostile environments.
19 October 2022
Award-winning photographer Nori Jemil’s discusses her ground-breaking photography book. She focuses on travel imagery, from people and landscape to architecture and adventure.
27 April 2022
WaterHarvest is a UK based charity that has been working in India for over 30 years. This lecture will examine the opportunities for two-way technology transfer between Rajasthan and Kenya.
25 November 2021
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