World famous explorer David Hempleman-Adams will be speaking of his many adventures that made him a ‘Grand Slam’ record breaker as he returns to the University to give a free public lecture on 8 February.
In association with the Royal Geographical Society, Mr Hempleman-Adams will give his lecture, ‘Grand Slam’, on the 15 year odyssey which put him into the record books as the first person to complete the explorers’ ‘Grand Slam’. The challenge saw him conquer the North and South Geographic and Magnetic Poles, as well as scaling the highest mountain in each of the seven continents, including Mount Everest.
He was the first man to reach the geographic and magnetic North and South Poles, as well as climbing the highest peaks in all seven continents; the explorers’ ‘Grand Slam’.
The lecture is part of the University’s General University Lecture Programme (GULP). Others in the series include:
15 February- Photographer and writer Roger Vlitos examines the causes and outcomes of the cultural craze ‘Greco Mania’.
22 February- Dr James Bilzon from the University of Bath’s Department for Health focuses on the use of physiological and biomechanical measurements to inform physical training regimes and athlete preparation.
29 February- Professor Ronald Hutton looks at the way in which historians can study the famine and disease suffered during the Tudor and Stuart period and their effects, and how they were perceived and experienced by people at the time.
7 March- University of Bath librarian Howard Nicholson considers how publicly funded libraries are adapting to changing needs and, where supported, are finding new ways to engage their communities.
14 March- Urban Peregrines – Bath’s very own Speed Hunters! Ed Drewitt, learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project will reveal a different side to Peregrines- not only as majestic, aerial hunters but as opportunistic falcons living often nomadic lives.
21 March- Protecting Architectural World Heritage from Seismic Hazard- Some of the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering and recent research developments in the field of earthquake protection will be illustrated by way of examples of retrofit of heritage structures in Europe and Latin America.
The lecture is taking place in the University Hall on the Claverton campus at starts at 5.15pm. Free parking is available in the West Car Park after 5pm.