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Join us for a talk with Robin Hanbury-Tenison, an explorer with a conscience. He has spent much of his life travelling in the world's rainforests and deserts and campaigning to protect both them and their people. One of the few remaining explorers who merits the name, he was recently named by the Spectator as the doyen of British explorers and, in 1982, by The Sunday Times as 'the greatest explorer in the last 20 years' and as ‘one of the '1000 makers of the 20th century'. He believes that the spirit of exploration is alive and well and never more needed than now, as we begin to realise how little we really understand our world and how rapidly we are destroying it. In 1969 he co-founded Survival International, of which he is now President.
He has been on over 30 expeditions including Survival's first ever field expedition visiting dozens of Indian tribes in 1971 at the invitation of the Brazilian government. His conclusions laid the groundwork for the international campaign for Brazilian Indians. He is a Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society, for whom he led their largest scientific expedition to date in 1977/78, spending fifteen months in the heart of Borneo. This expedition helped to trigger the global movement to protect tropical rainforests.
The author of twenty-five books, he also became celebrated as a photographer via the critically acclaimed exhibition at the National Theatre, Echoes of a Vanished World, that detailed his first encounters with pristine peoples and places. Robin's engaging presentation style ensures audiences leave feeling enchanted by his experiences yet educated about his life's work and how we can all do our bit. His presentations are delivered with warmth, panache and wit and by the end you'll feel like you have known him forever.
Part of the profits of this event will be donated to Survival International (, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights.
The Screening Room Bar will be open before the film/event, and afterwards, guests are most welcome to stay for a drink in our Trestle Room Bar or Sitting Room.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, express dinner (three-course set menu for £25 at 5:30pm) before or dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email
Showing on Saturday September 14 2019 7:00 PM (90 Minutes)

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