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Public Lecture - Ben Saunders

Description: On 20 May 2015, as part of The University of Northampton’s 10th Anniversary celebrations,
the Institute of Health and Wellbeing are delighted to welcome polar explorer Ben Saunders to give a Public Lecture, “The Hardest 105 Days of My Life – Finishing the Expedition that Defeated Scott and Shackleton”.

The lecture will take place from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Cottesbrooke 126, The University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL.

World record-breaking polar explorer and long-distance skier Ben Saunders is a man who is making history. Best known for leading one of the most ambitious polar expeditions in a century, he was the first to successfully complete the epic, 105-day, 1,800-mile trek on foot to retrace Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated, early 20th-century journey to the South Pole – equivalent to running 69 marathons back to back.

A speaker at the 2005, 2012, and 2014 TED conferences, he was labelled “a master story teller” by TED. Saunders combines the allure and nostalgia of 20th century explorers with the ingenuity of today’s modern adventurers. His presentation takes you to the ends of the Earth and back, and showcases spectacular visuals, a commanding stage presence, and funny and relatable stories.

In collaboration with Ben Saunders, Nathan Smith and Dr Florence Kinnafick have been documenting the psychological impact of the Scott Expedition journey.
Contact Phone: 01604 892820
Contact E-mail: healthandwellbeing@northampton.ac.uk
Starts On: 20 May 2015 06:00 PM GMT
Ends On: 20 May 2015 08:30 PM GMT
Location: Park Campus
Address: Cottesbrooke 126
The University of Northampton
Park Campus
Boughton Green Road
Northampton
NN2 7AL
Details/Directions: For full directions to Park Campus, please visit www.northampton.ac.uk/findus

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