SPEAKING

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'George came to talk at the University about his experiences living with the Batek hunter-gatherers of Malaysia.  To have done so much entirely at his own initiative, to have established a good rapport with the Batek, to have learned as much as he had from them about their society and way of life, and to have come back safely leaving a good impression behind, was a great achievement - not that he was anything but modest about it.  His talk was relaxed, confident, well informed, interesting and richly illustrated photographically.  It was clear from the attentiveness of the group and the questions afterwards that the students found his presentation as engaging as I did.'

 

Professor Dr. Robert Attenborough

Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge

George is a remarkable man and his work among the Batek is crucial. Recording endangered cultural skills and knowledge that are on their way out is not only important from a modern cultural anthropological perspective but also for challenging assumptions of hominin capabilities in our deeper past. George's presentation at Oxford was thoroughly captivating and we can't wait to hear of his future adventures.

Laurie Hutchence

Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Oxford

Using my expeditions as the focus of my talks, my main message is one of inspiring others to take up their own challenges and live more alive. I have given talks to a variety of audiences, from young children to university students, on topics as varied as academic lectures on sustainability issues and the benefits of hunter-gatherer society to more general motivational presentations on inspiration, adventure and overcoming challenge. Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss any specific topics or presentation ideas.

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‘TO LIVE IS THE RAREST THING IN THE WORLD. MOST PEOPLE EXIST, THAT IS ALL'

– Oscar Wilde –

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