Nick Crane presents Latitude: The Astonishing Adventure that Saved the World

A Royal Geographical Society with IBG lecture

Tuesday 26 July 2022

7.30pm • St. George's Guildhall • £14 (£12 under 18s and RGS/IBG members)

The story of longitude has captivated millions, but who measured latitude? Nick Crane tells the story of the world’s first international scientific expedition, an extraordinary saga of surveying, mountaineering and murder set in equatorial South America.

Latitude is an epic story of survival and science set in mountain camps and remote observatories. It is also a story of exploration in which an unruly gaggle of misfits made breakthroughs in rubber and platinum, gravity and fogbows, quinine and Inca archaeology. A breathtaking tale of courage in adversity, it is celebrated today as the first modern exploring expedition.

Nick Crane is geographer, journalist, author, broadcaster. But mostly he's a traveller and explorer. Nick has been able to combine his passion for travel with a remarkably successful writing career. Since 2004 he has written and presented four television series for BBC Two: Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town.


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St. George's Guildhall

King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EU

St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.

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