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Come and meet some of the world’s most famous writers, photographers and publishers during a Stanfords event. We present an array of travel lectures and book signings at our London and Bristol stores, giving visitors the opportunity to discuss new books and have their copy signed by the author.

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  • Date: 14/10/2016
    Time: 18:00 to 19:30
    Location: Bristol Store

    Estuary to TideAn evening with Rachel Lichtenstein and Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    John Aitchison will be talking about his new book 'The Shark and the Albatross: Adventures of a Wildlife Film-maker', in which he has travelled the globe to gather iconic footage for programmes such as Frozen Planet, Life and The Hunt.

  • Date: 26/09/2016
    Time: 18:00 to 19:30
    Location: London Store

    Estuary to TideAn evening with Rachel Lichtenstein and Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Join writer, artist and archivist Rachel Lichtenstein and bestselling author Hugh Aldersey-Williams as they discuss how our coastal waters have shaped our history and culture, from the Thames Estuary to the world's highest tides.

  • Date: 20/09/2016
    Time: 18:00 to 19:30
    Location: London Store

    Worth Dying For An evening with Tim Marshall

    What is the origin of the ISIS flag? Why are so many African flags red, yellow and green? Sunday Times bestselling author Tim Marshall will be here to discuss his latest book, revealing the histories, the power and the politics of the symbols that unite us – and divide us.

  • Date: 19/10/2016
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: London Store

    Un-Discovered IslandsAn evening with Malachy Tallack and Katie Scott

    Join critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack and renowned illustrator Katie Scott as they discuss lands that were the product of imagination, deception or simply human error. From the well-known myths of Atlantis to the more obscure legends of Thule and Antilla, dive into this atlas of fairytale and wonder.

  • Date: 06/10/2016
    Time: 18:00 to 19:30
    Location: London Store

    Explorers' Sketchbooks An evening with Huw Lewis-Jones

    Join Huw Lewis-Jones as he delves into the journals and sketchbooks of some of the world's most remarkable travellers, naturalists, oceanographers, astronauts, archaeologists, mountaineers and explorers from the 16th century to the present day, among them Captain Scott, Edmund Hillary, Jan Morris, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin.

  • Date: 10/10/2016
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: London Store

    Is it still safe to travel?An evening with Lloyd Figgins

    Is it still safe to travel?
    Adventurer and travel safety expert, Lloyd Figgins, shares some of his more “colourful” adventures and provides key advice to help keep you safe on your next trip.

  • Date: 20/10/2016
    Time: 18:30 to 20:00
    Location: London Store

    A hitchhike through American politicsAn evening with Julian Sayarer

    Julian Sayarer presents a story of American politics as found along the roads between New York and San Francisco. Anarchists and hillbillies in Appalachia, Punjabi truckers, and drifters at desert service stations all come together in a less-seen view of the USA.

  • Dates:
    25/10/2016 & 27/10/2016
    Time: 12noon
    Location: London Store

    Walking Tours of London's Blue Plaques

    Join us for an expert-guided walk around Covent Garden (Tuesday 25th October) or Bloomsbury (Thursday 27th October), filled with fascinating insights into each area's most interesting inhabitants, as recognised by English Heritage's Blue Plaques and featured in The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques. Discover the homes of famous thinkers, inventors, craftsmen, writers revolutionaries and artists as our guides bring London's past to life.

  • Date: 02/11/2016
    Time: 18:30 to 20:00
    Location: Bristol Store

    Nature WatchAn evening with Simon King

    Join renowned fieldcraft and wildlife expert Simon King to hear about his new book 'Nature Watch: How to Track and Observe Wildlife'. Want to know how to find otters, spot kingfishers, or identify deer, fox and badger tracks? Learn these skills and hundreds more with this beautiful reference book – there's no better inspiration for your own outdoor adventures.

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