The Power of Trust

By British Exploring Society,

On Wednesday 3 May 2023 we will be hosting our annual President’s Address and Awards Evening with Marvin Rees – The Power of Trust.

This will be our first in-person President’s Address. We are indebted to Ernst & Young for generously providing the venue.

The President’s Address is an exclusive event for our community of members and supporters. If you haven’t received your invitation, please email Abigail, our Membership Officer, at

Our President, Marvin Rees, joined us as a young man on expedition in Svalbard in 1990. Marvin’s experiences on expedition were significant in his personal and professional development, and his subsequent career has been defined by his commitment to building a fairer and more inclusive world.

Sadly, our 2022 President’s Address – Identity, Britishness and Belonging Outdoors – had to be cancelled, but Marvin recorded this message for our guests (see the video below). In it, he reflects on the profound impact that expeditions can have on shaping our individual identity, and how this can help us towards building a more inclusive idea of what Britishness can be.

We hope it gives you a flavour of how inspiring and engaging an evening in the company of Marvin will be.


To RSVP click here