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Steven Price Brown
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Riddle the Waves. Sailing the Spirit of Falmouth

Steven Price Brown Interviewed by Lucy Atkins

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Event sponsored by

Afghanistan veteran Steven Price Brown tells the story of how he and a group of fellow veterans traumatised by their experiences in conflict zones sailed the tall ship, Spirit of Falmouth, from Cornwall to Liverpool the long way. He will show a 20-minute film about the journey.

The ship is the last remaining Merseyside pilot schooner and the journey was organised by the veterans’ charity Turn to Starboard to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the pilot service. Price Brown describes how the experience helped the men to rediscover purpose and overcome the issues they face returning to civilian life.

Price Brown joined the Army at the age of 40 and completed a tour as a reservist in Helmand Province. He provided direct medical assistance to many injured people in his platoon. After returning to civilian life, his mental health began to deteriorate and he sought help from several service charities including Turn to Starboard.

Here he talks to journalist and novelist Lucy Atkins, author of The Night Visitor, The Other Child and The Missing One.

This event is part of a series on leadership sponsored by HSBC.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine