Night of Adventure 2017

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Tuesday 7 March, 7pm – 10.30pm, UCL Institute of Education, London WC1H 0AL

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Hear from first-class explorers, daredevils and pioneers as they share their captivating stories of exploration, escapism and wonder at this sell-out event. Each speaker will be limited to just 20 slides to accompany their tales, shown on a huge screen, each slide leaving the screen after just 20 seconds. It’s fast. It’s furious. But ultimately, it’s a chance to be swept away to a world filled with adventure, all without leaving your seats.

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!

Doors open 6.30pm. Talks start 7pm. Cash bar available.

This event has now sold out. We have a waiting list for those who missed out on a ticket to Night of Adventure 2017. If you wish to be added to this waiting list please contact the team on or call us on 01722 790111.

Unfortunately, due to planned maintenance work at the venue there will be no wheelchair access at this event. In case of an emergency, all persons attending must be able to use the stairs. If anybody attending requires assistance we must know in advance of the event. If this affects you or if you have any questions, please contact Leonie on 01722 790111 as soon as possible.

The 2017 line up

Alastair Humphreys – an adventurer, author and recipient of National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award for his pioneering work on the concept of Microadventures. Alastair will host the evening and share stories from his recent adventure, busking through Spain.

Richard Parks – an extreme environment athlete and TV personality who has taken on the world’s toughest summits.

Elise Downing – a keen long-distance runner who recently completed 5,000 miles self-supported around the coast of Great Britain.

Ben Smith – tackled 401 marathons in 401 days, to raise awareness of bullying in the UK and to inspire others.

Shilpika Gautam – led team GangesSUP to complete the world’s first stand-up-paddleboarded descent of the river Ganges in India, with the purpose of using adventure to empower awareness for cleaner water.

Benedict Allen – established as one of the world’s leading adventurer-explorers, best known for taking on extreme journeys in remote communities.

Lars Simonsen – a family man who shares his love of travel and adventure with his wife and two children, fulfilling their dream to explore some of the far corners of the globe.

Oli Steeds – a leading explorer, journalist and TV presenter who directed a unique undersea adventure.

Sarah Little and Lilly Quin – travelled the USA together, spending nothing from the moment they stepped off the plane.

George Mahood – an award-winning writer who took on Land’s End to John O’Groats, with a twist.

Anne-Laure Carruth – a creative explorer who completed an artist adventure in the Middle East.


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