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'The Great Explorers'

Some of Britains best-known and most intrepid adventurers discuss the past, present, and future of exploration.

Is the great age of exploration over? Has the modern traveller swapped Ulysses’ quest for the Happy Isles for a short break at the Holiday Inn? Maybe. But most of us still yearn for the rough, rugged and romantic places of the explorer’s imagination, places where no travel company has been before us... And some of Britain’s greatest explorers and travellers will be taking us there, in mind if not in body, as they examine the past, present and future of great exploration.

The panel will feature some of the most intrepid and well-known explorers of our time. Justin Marozzi, Anthony Sattin, Christina Dodwell, Benedict Allen, John Gimlette, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Ed Stafford (the man who walked the length of the Amazon), and Barnaby Rogerson will all feature on the panel. After individually introducing themselves, their inspirations and their achievements, the speakers will then discuss the possibility of genuine exploration and discovery in a world where such pursuits are becoming ever more popular.


Benedict Allen | talks | www
Christina Dodwell | talks | www
John Gimlette | talks | www
Robin Hanbury-Tenison | talks | www
Justin Marozzi | talks | www
Anthony Sattin | talks | www
Ed Stafford | talks | www
Barnaby Rogerson | talks | www


Date and Time:

28 October 2010 at 6:45 pm


2 hours



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
020 7501 3000
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Intelligence Squared
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Doors open at 6.00pm. The event will begin at 6.45pm and finish at 8.45pm.

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