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Teddy-keen
Teddy Keen

Lost Book of Adventure

Teddy Keen

Sunday, 5 April 2020

10:00am

1 hour

Cohen Quad: Lecture Theatre

£8

Join author/illustrator Teddy Keen and prepare yourself for life in the wild with this one-of-a-kind adventure book. Keen first discovered the famous lost notebooks and treasures of the unknown adventurer whilst deep in the Amazon jungle — before having them shipped home and painstakingly restored and edited together to create The Lost Book of Adventure.

Part talk, part interactive adventure show, part exhibition, Teddy will be bringing the book to life and unveiling some of the secrets of The Unknown Adventurer – who was he? What did he discover? Did he really use his finger as Piranha bait? Using this beautiful book’s unique combination of thrilling adventure stories, practical survival skills and amazing artwork, he will show you how you too can become an adventurer.

Keen is the editor and compiler of The Lost Book of Adventure – the discovered works and illustrations of The Unknown Adventurer.  In 2014, during a trip to the Amazon Keen, an illustrator and outdoor enthusiast came across a sealed metal container in a remote hut on the banks of Jari River. The contents turned out to be the lifetime’s work of an unknown artist adventurer. Alongside the notebooks, sketchbooks and other belongings was a letter that appeared to be written for the benefit of two young family members. With his outdoor knowledge, Keen and a team of experts spent the next two years restoring, then compiling and editing the treasure trove of adventuring knowledge into a book for the world to see.

Age 7+

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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 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: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford 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 Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd