Richard Parks spent thirteen years as a professional rugby player, representing Wales at international level, before his career was cut short by injury in 2009. With no prospect of a return to rugby Richard has described how he struggled in “one of the darkest places I’d been to”.
Gradually – and with a bit of inspiration from Ranulph Fiennes - Richard began to find that adventure and exploration, and all the challenges that come with it, could offer him a new focus. Richard is now a well-known TV presenter and sports ambassador having completed a range of endurance challenges around the world – from adventures close to home in his popular BBC series “Extreme Wales” to reaching all 7 Summits and both poles in just 7 months during his “737 Challenge”.
Join us as Richard takes us on his personal journey, from his challenging lows to the summits of peaks around the world.
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The story of the apocalyptic final year of the Great War, as the British and German armies are tested like never before. A lecture by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell, accompanied by a comprehensive ordnance display by collector Rick Stevens.
No age restriction, but recommended for ages 10+.
What happens to your body when you push it somehwere it's not built to go - to the top of the world?
Joining YouTuber & Blue Peter Science Guy - Greg Foot - for the story of his scientific adventure to the world's highest pop-up lab at Everest base camp. With summit kit, interactive experiments and stunning videos Greg will uncover how a group of scientists and medics braved thin freezing air to perform cutting edge research that turns our ideas about medicine upside down.
Greg Foot has presented multiple BBC TV series, his YouTube videos have over 20 million hits, and he recently completed his first nationwide theatre tour.
Suitable for ages 11+.
In association with Abingdon ATOM Festival of Science and Technology, Science Oxford, The Ogden Trust and
The Institute for Research in Schools.