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Ranulph Fiennes

An Audience with Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes Interviewed by Rupert Lancaster

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

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One of the world’s greatest explorers and adventurers Sir Ranulph Fiennes reflects on a life that saw him become the first person to reach the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross the Antarctic on foot.

Fiennes is celebrating his 75th birthday with an updated version of his autobiography, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know. It chronicles a life variously as a soldier in the Special Air Service, an athlete, a mountaineer and a bestselling author. Fiennes has led expeditions to the most dangerous and inaccessible regions of the world. Along the way he has raised millions for charity, narrowly escaped death many times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite and discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman.

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is the 3rd Baronet of Banbury. He is author of 19 works of fiction and non-fiction and a holder of the Sultan’s Bravery Medal for service in Oman, the Polar Medal, and an OBE for human endeavour and charitable services. Here he talks to his publisher, Rupert Lancaster, of Hodder and Stoughton.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Bayard Presse Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer