After his visit this week we wouldn’t be at all surprised if we next see him on our small screens following in the footsteps of Michael Palin, Simon Reeves or Levison Wood.

Liz Brown, Chair and Secretary Geographical Association York and District branch

Ian has shared his tales of motivation and adventure with large and enthusiastic audiences across the UK, from schools and travel clubs to the Royal Geographical Society’s London headquarters, and you can read a number of testimonials on this page.

An early credit includes a Night of Adventure event to an audience of 400 in London’s West End, which you can view above. Contact Ian directly for more information, or to book him for an event.

We hosted Ian Packham for a sixth form lecture this week and he was absolutely brilliant! His talk was utterly enthralling and encouraged the youngsters to challenge their pre-conceptions of Africa as a rather inhospitable and lawless continent. A number of the pupils spoke to me afterwards saying how much they had enjoyed Ian’s talk and looked forward to hearing about his next adventure.

David Elstone, headmaster Hymers College

Globetrotters Club, London
Thank you very much for coming to speak at the Exploration Club last term – we were all inspired.

Francis Hamblin, Oxford University Exploration Club committee
A very interesting presentation enjoyed by a full house… would recommend.

Michael Hand, Chair RGS East Anglia regional committee
Ian delivered an excellent and engaging lecture that was thought-provoking and looked to dispel some of the ignorances held about Africa. We look forward to welcoming him back to Repton in the future.

Riccardo De Rosa, head of Geography, Repton school