Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

Feeling inspired by all those marathon runners? We’ve chosen some of our favourite books about running so you can put your feet up and have a marathon reading session. Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Society’s full programme of events for the spring is available online. Members of the Society receive discounted entry to public events and membership is open to all. Find out how you can become a member today. Read More Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

We asked Robert Fleming, the Templer Study Centre Manager at the National Army Museum to give us a few tasters of some of the fascinating collections related to survey and cartography held at the museum. Read More A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

5 mind-blowing places in Wales that you’ve probably never heard of

 

Wild Guide Wales is Daniel Start’s new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild Guide series. The guide contains over 1000 hidden places to explore. Here he highlights five reasons to explore Wales this summer, and five iconic adventures that few people know about. Read More 5 mind-blowing places in Wales that you’ve probably never heard of

5 Reasons Why Travel Safety is the New Cool

To celebrate the launch of his book The Travel Survival Guide, our go-to guy on all matters of travel safety, Lloyd Figgins gives us five reasons why travel safety is the new cool. Over to you Lloyd:

There was a time when people would glaze over when I told them what I did for a living. Being a Security Expert for people travelling overseas was tantamount to being the fun police. Nowadays however, I have seen a remarkable turnaround. I’ve even been asked if my work is like being James Bond. Well, it’s not quite Bond, but it can be exciting and I am responsible for keeping people safe when they travel to some of the most interesting places on the planet, which makes it very rewarding. So why is travel safety becoming so chic? Read More 5 Reasons Why Travel Safety is the New Cool

The Master of Magical Realism: Gabriel García Márquez

Born in Aracataca, Colombia, on this day in 1928, Gabriel García Marquez is hailed as one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature. He has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories and in 1982 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As today would have been his 91st birthday, we thought we would show you some of our favourite books by Gabriel García Márquez. Read More The Master of Magical Realism: Gabriel García Márquez

5 Reasons why Soviet Maps are Amazing by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent

To coincide with the release of their new book The Red Atlas John Davies and Alex Kent explain why the many thousands of maps secretly produced by the Soviet Union are so fascinating… Read More 5 Reasons why Soviet Maps are Amazing by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent

What a Drag: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

And now for something completely different, Iestyn Edwards and Michael Bristow have both seen countries from a different perspective. In My Tutu Went AWOL Iestyn somehow found himself performing drag ballet to troops in Iraq. In China in Drag, Michael Bristow shares his experience of travelling with his cross-dressing Chinese language teacher. They talk to Julia Wheeler about their experiences and peoples’ reactions. Read More What a Drag: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Levison Wood: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Author and Explorer Levison Wood talks to Julia Wheeler about his life as an explorer and shares his experiences from his Channel 4 series following his journeys Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Americas as well as his most recent series From Russia to Iran. Levison has travelled to over 80 countries and as well as his television work he will be talking about his latest book Eastern Horizons in which he recounts one of his earliest trips and began to carve out his career as an explorer. Read More Levison Wood: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018