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Afghanistan to Wildestan: fireside talk with Rory Stewart

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher MBE,
British Exploring Society CEO

“I wondered if walking was not a form of dancing. I was happy then and I slept well.”
Rory Stewart, The Places in Between

 

Join us for an exclusive opportunity on the 25th June for a fireside talk and support our charitable work with Rory Stewart, British diplomat, author and politician, as he re-lives one of his most memorable and remarkable journeys, and we champion the importance of accessing adventure and the outdoors at a time of great social challenge and change.

Best-selling account The Places in Between details Rory’s 36-day walk through Afghanistan in 2002. Rory recently launched a very different exploration – his #comekipwithme campaign – to investigate every borough of London and stay as a guest in people’s homes to see the city through their eyes.

Taking us far away from lockdown as he re-lives some of his most remarkable moments, Rory will also draw on his considerable insight from his travels, his background in diplomacy and as a minister and work with non-governmental organisations to consider why our future resilience as a nation might depend on our ability to help more young people explore as he has done, cultivating real independence of mind, resilience, cultural understanding and tolerance along the way.

Afghanistan to Wildestan: a fireside talk with Rory Stewart is a ticketed online event for over 18s taking place on Thursday, 25 June 2020 from 19:00 via Zoom.

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I joined British Exploring Society as CEO in February 2016. Previously I was CEO for 6 years at the Aldridge Foundation where I helped establish 12 state schools in some of the most deprived parts of England.

By Honor Wilson-Fletcher MBE,
British Exploring Society CEO