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2010 – Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

Explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE delivered the Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday 15 June 2010 at the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre. 

To accommodate the large level of interest in this event, the lecture was streamed live online. 

This was the third lecture in the Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture series, following Mary Robinson, former Irish President, in 2008 and Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future, in 2009. 

This is also the first of a series of lectures organised by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic.

Sir Ranulph has been named by the Guinness Book of Records as “the World’s Greatest Living Explorer.” His lecture was entitled “Living Dangerously: In the genre of Captain Scott”.


Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE - Biography

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is well-known for a series of record-breaking expeditions with fellow explorer Charles Burton, including being the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.

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