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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 BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT 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 Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden