Monday 18 March, 6pm @The Maynard School
Please join us for our Geography Department’s much anticipated annual lecture, this year from top endurance athlete, adventurer and former GB rower, Anna McNuff. Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Conde Nast Traveller have also recently included her in a list of the 50 most influential travellers in the world.
Anna’s major journeys include cycling a beautiful pink bicycle through each and every state of the USA, running the length of New Zealand and, most recently, exploring the peaks and passes of the Andes Mountains – a journey in which she ascended the equivalent to eleven times the height of Everest on a bicycle.
“I get my kicks by travelling the world on long, human powered journeys, and in sharing those journeys with others. When not running up mountains or sleeping in the wild, I encourage others to grab life by the balls (non-scientific term), and speak and write about the importance of adopting a growth mindset (scientific term), in everything we do. With a background in psychology and a career as an elite athlete under my belt, I’m fascinated by the powerful and delicate relationship that exists between mind and body. I have an insatiable thirst for exploring the limit of human potential, and in better understanding the (often misunderstood) feelings of fear, self-doubt, vulnerability and courage.”
Tickets £8 – please reserve your tickets using the form below. These will be available at the door.