The Wilderness Lectures is a winter series of public lectures at the University of Bristol in the Chemistry Theatre, the theme of which is world-wide adventure. The lecturers are well known explorers, mountaineers, travel writers, TV and adventure sports personalities or anyone who has an epic story to tell and can entertain the audience with a good story, with the talks themselves usually including slides and/or film.
Felicity will be giving a lecture as part of the series this December - details below:
Venue: Chemistry Theatre, University of Bristol
More information and tickets (price from £8.50) can be found on the Wilderness Lectures website at:
Pole of Cold: A Journey to Chase Winter
'What does winter mean to you?' This was the question that Felicity and her team sought to answer as they travelled more than 35,000km from the UK across Scandinavia and Siberia in a Land Rover Defender. Using images, stories, film footage and sounds gathered during the expedition, Felicity describes the people and places the team experienced as they headed into some of the most extreme winter climates in the world including the Pole of Cold, the coldest inhabited place on the planet where temperatures plummeted to almost -60C. What is the best form of transport when it is so cold that fuel becomes solid? How cold does it have to be before children stop going to school? And is it possible to hear your own breath freeze....?