Drawing on the stories and lessons of a six year bike ride, Stephen regularly gives inspiring public talks in the UK and around the world. Past events have included:

Explore at The Royal Geographical Society The Wilderness Lectures Basecamp Festival The Adventure Travel Show The Explorer’s Club The Cycle Touring Festival The Kendal Mountain Festival On Tour REI Cape Storm Data Dimensions Explorers Connect Alaska World Affairs Council World Expeditions Cycling UK Oxford University Exploration Society World Extreme Medicine Conference Love Trails Festival Shambala Festival

Stephen also leads workshops on topics ranging from bicycle travel and adventuring to travel writing, global health and medicine. He’s spoken at hundreds of schools and he’s a regular at storytelling nights like Natural Born Storytellers, Spark and The Moth. Get in touch if you’d like to book Stephen to speak at your event.

Talks to coincide with the release of Signs of Life are obviously subject to the evolving situation in regards to the corona virus pandemic. Check out the News & Press for upcoming podcasts, Q&As and online events. 

Upcoming dates for 2020

  • 20th April – Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mayfair – POSTPONED
  • 20-21st June – Herne Hill Velofete – POSTPONED
  • 2-5th July – Love Trails Festival, The Books Tent with Adharanand Finn – CANCELLED
  • 11th August – Official launch of Signs of Life – online
  • 20th Sep – Budleigh Literary Festival (online and available to view for free until Sep 30th)
  • 26th Sep – The Moth International Virtual Mainstage – Bound and Determined: Stories of Breaking Loose. Tickets available now.
  • 6th Oct, 7:30pm – Tales Of Adventure, online event with Charli Skinner and Chris Shirley… Book a ticket!
  • 17th Oct – World Extreme Medicine Conference 2020 (online)
  • 27th Oct – Stanfords Travel Book shop – possible live event at last! Details tbc, updates here
  • Nov – Explorers Connect, online, details to come

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