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Interviews and lectures from the best travel writers and adventurers in the world, brought to you by Stanfords, London - the world's largest map and travel bookshop, at the heart of exploration since 1853.

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Interviews and lectures from the best travel writers and adventurers in the world, brought to you by Stanfords, London - the world's largest map and travel bookshop, at the heart of exploration since 1853.

    The Book of Reykjavik: A City in Short Fiction

    The Book of Reykjavik: A City in Short Fiction

    West Camel presents the online launch of The Book of Reykjavik, A City in Short Fiction. Recorded on the 1st September 2021. Part of Comma’s popular ‘Reading the City’ series, this beautiful collection includes ten stories, translated into English for the first time capturing the essence of contemporary Iceland and its writing. Hear West Camel in conversation with … Continue reading The Book of Reykjavik: A City in Short Fiction

    • 59 min
    Nick Hunt: Outlandish: Pilgrimages of the imagination

    Nick Hunt: Outlandish: Pilgrimages of the imagination

    Acclaimed travel writer Nick Hunt joins Peter from Stanfords Bristol to talk about his latest book and the Stanfords Book of the Month for June 2021, Outlandish: Walking Europe’s Unlikely Landscapes. Arctic tundra in Scotland, jungle in Poland, desert in Spain and steppe in Hungary: places acting as portals in time and space. These are … Continue reading Nick Hunt: Outlandish: Pilgrimages of the imagination

    • 51 min
    Michael Portillo in Conversation: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    Michael Portillo in Conversation: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    Back by popular demand following his 2018 appearance, Michael Portillo returns to the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival. Since leaving politics we have watched him travel all around the world in his television documentaries. Championing the Bradshaw’s Handbook, Michael has looked in depth at the history of rail travel and how it opened up the world for people … Continue reading Michael Portillo in Conversation: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    • 44 min
    Dr Jon Copley: Exploring the Ocean Depths: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    Dr Jon Copley: Exploring the Ocean Depths: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    The wellbeing of our oceans has never been more important. But to truly understand the vital role they play, we need to first understand how the oceans work, how we explore them and learn about the mysteries they hold, and what our effect is on them. Combining untold history of ocean exploration and personal account … Continue reading Dr Jon Copley: Exploring the Ocean Depths: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    • 43 min
    Ben Aitken: An Unlikely Year in Poland: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    Ben Aitken: An Unlikely Year in Poland: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    In 2016 Ben Aitken moved to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop. He booked the cheapest flight he could find, to a place he had never heard of – Poznan. Between peeling potatoes and boning fish, Ben spent time on the road travelling the country and learning about its history. Talking to … Continue reading Ben Aitken: An Unlikely Year in Poland: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    • 43 min
    Lucy Richards: Where to Go When: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2020

    Lucy Richards: Where to Go When: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2020

    Dreaming of your next adventure? Whether you’re looking for festivals and culture, an unforgettable journey, natural wonders, rest and relaxation, or active adventures, Lucy Richards talks to Paul Blezard about the most amazing places in the world and the best time of year to visit them. Discover when to explore Costa Rica’s rainforests, journey into … Continue reading Lucy Richards: Where to Go When: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2020

    • 44 min

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