Venue: Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee, DD1 5EN
Adventurer, writer and self-proclaimed mischief-maker Anna McNuff will be speaking in Dundee on Tuesday 31st October, at a public talk starting at 7:30pm in the Dalhousie Building, Dundee University. In Running the length of New Zealand (and other good ideas), Anna will be sharing tales from her own ‘mini’ and ‘mega’ adventures, from running Hadrian’s Wall dressed as a Roman soldier, to running the length of New Zealand. She is speaking as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) Inspiring People talks programme (in partnership with Tiso).
Anna has a very modern approach to adventuring, often letting her social media fans decide what her next challenge will be or where she should explore next. In one of her most recent ‘mini adventures’, she rollerbladed 100 miles around Amsterdam dressed in 80’s clothing, as a way of encouraging people to say ‘yes to life’ more often. In another, Anna and a friend ‘kick-scooted’ on giant, off-road scooters in the Tywi Forest, South West Wales, to demonstrate that great adventures don’t necessarily require big budgets or far-flung places.
However, whilst Anna’s adventures are always great sources of fun, they also have a serious goal at their core. Anna, who has a background in psychology, is fascinated by the relationship that exists between mind and body. She uses this background, and her experience as an endurance athlete, to push her own limits and to help others fulfil their potential. If you’re feeling low on inspiration or unsure about whether to take on that next adventure, then this is the talk for you…!
Speaking about her upcoming talk, Anna said: "I'm really looking forwards to speaking in Dundee and sharing stories from adventures around the globe. Scotland is home to some of the UK's most wild places, and there seems to be a real appreciation for the importance of exploring and preserving that kind of wilderness here. So I can't wait to tap into that, and to talk about everything from cresting 5,000 metre high passes in the Andes Mountains on a bicycle, to running the Length of New Zealand."
Anna’s talk is open to all and tickets are available via rsgs.org, or Eventbrite, or at the door. The talk will start at 7:30pm on Tuesday 31st October in the Dalhousie Building, Dundee University. For more information please see rsgs.org or call RSGS HQ on 01738 455050.
Tickets are free to RSGS members, students and U18s, £8 for Tiso Outdoor Experience Cardholders, and £10 for visitors.