Night of Adventure
First-class explorers, daredevils and pioneers share their eclectic experiences of adventure
Mar 24 2015
Hear from first-class explorers, daredevils and pioneers as they share their eclectic experiences of adventure at this sell-out event hosted by adventurer and passionate Hope and Homes for Children patron, Alastair Humphreys.
The challenge is that speakers are limited to 20 slides to accompany their tales. Shown on a huge screen, each slide rolls forward automatically after just 20 seconds. With this unusual and challenging presentation format, once the talks begin there is no stopping or going back, the audience must be ready to be swept from adventure to adventure!
“Once they begin there is no stopping or turning back - it’s fast, furious and extremely stressful for the speaker."
Alastair Humphreys: organiser and host
Alastair is an adventurer, author and Hope and Homes for Children patron. He launched the first Night of Adventure five years ago. He was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2012 for his pioneering work on the Concept of microadventures, encouraging people to get outside and out of their comfort zone in an affordable and easy to organise way.
Anna Hughes – cycle trainer, author and speaker who cycled 4,000 miles around Britain and two years later repeated her steps in a sailing boat
Austin Vince – co-curator of The Adventure Travel Film Festival, best known for his long distance motorcycle expeditions
Ben Saunders – recently led the longest human powered polar journey in history, retracing Captain Scott’s perilous steps in Antarctica
Charlie Walker – awarded AITO Travel Blogger of the Year for his account of his four year round the world cycle based on a “now or never” attitude
Dan Start – author of numerous books on wild swimming and winner of the Writers' Guild Award for Non-Fiction
Fearghal O'Nuallain - adventurous Geography teacher who recently hitched and hiked the historic trans-Balkan highway, Via Egnatia
Finn McCann - climber and speedflyer who co-founded “Talk on the Wild Side”, inspiring kids and adults to pursue their dreams and aim high
Hannah Engelkamp – travel writer and editor who walked 1,000 miles around Wales, with Chico the eccentric donkey for company
Hannah Maia – production company head honcho who biked from New Mexico to Canada on her honeymoon and made the film Megamoon
Tom Perkins – cooking enthusiast and aspiring food photographer who recently wrote his first cookbook, Spices and Spandex
Doors open at 6.30pm with the first talk at 7pm. There will be a short interval and a cash bar is available. We expect to finish at approximately 10pm.
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UCL Institute of Education , 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL