Navigating our way to a plastic free ocean with Emily Penn

A Royal Geographical Society with IBG lecture

Thursday 24 November 2022

7.30pm • St. George's Guildhall • £14 (under 25's 50% off / RGS members £12)

Having spent a decade at sea, exploring plastic pollution from the tropics to the Arctic, former architect and now ocean advocate and skipper, Emily will share her adventures connecting her scientific insights from ‘eXXpedition’ to upstream solutions on land.

Emily Penn is an architect turned ocean advocate and skipper. After rounding the globe on a record-breaking bio-fuelled boat, she spent 10 years at sea, exploring and discovering oceanic gyres – huge areas of plastic accumulation. Emily co-founded eXXpedition on a mission to help people understand the true problem of ocean plastic pollution, so they can use their skills to solve it from sea to source.

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.

Car Parking
The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay.  Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. lease ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:  https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/

Accessibility
There are stairs to the auditorium with access for those with restricted mobility via a stair climber.  For further accessibility information please contact the box office on 01553 764864

Seating
All of our Guildhall festival events have reserved seats.  The following seating plan is to be used as a guide only – for further details please contact the box office.





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