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Lecture - The Blue Nile - An evening with Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE

John Blashford-Snell

Thursday 10th January 2019

Meantime At The Chapel curated by Emma Craigie.


19:00 - 20:00 at The Chapel, 28 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AE.
Tickets to the talk £10 - to carry on the conversation after the event join the organisers for supper, tickets £15.

In 1968, at the request of Emperor Haile Salassie of Ethiopia, Colonel John Blashford-Snell led a British Army expedition to explore the Blue Nile. No European had yet survived the attempt to navigate the full length of the river which runs from the highlands of Ethiopia 500 miles towards Sudan, and is notorious for hippos, crocodiles and treacherous rapids.

The Blue Nile expedition is now seen as the greatest expedition of the twentieth century. For Blashford-Snell it was the start of a career which has taken him on over 100 expeditions on medical, scientific and environmental missions, and brought him global recognition as one of the world’s greatest explorers.

Update - A chance to celebrate John's advance to CBE in the 2019 New Year's Honours!

"John has had a profound influence on generations of explorers. And he is a wonderful storyteller with some extraordinary experiences to share." Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Tickets for the lecture, and supper, can be purchased through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite Tickets - The Conquest of the Blue Nile




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