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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.

    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
    John Hudson: How to Survive: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    John Hudson: How to Survive: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    John Hudson talks to Paul Blezard about how strategies for life or death situations can help us excel in our everyday lives. Through gripping first-hand accounts of survival stories from across the extreme world you can develop the skills that allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to your … Continue reading John Hudson: How to Survive: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    • 46 min
    Sara Wheeler: Travels Through Russia: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    Sara Wheeler: Travels Through Russia: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    At a time of deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, Sara Wheeler talks to Julia Wheeler about a Russia not in the news – a Russia of humanity and daily struggles. Taking us across eight time zones, from rinsed north-western beetroot fields and far-eastern Arctic tundra to the cauldron of ethnic soup that is … Continue reading Sara Wheeler: Travels Through Russia: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2020

    • 45 min

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