An absolute hit with our Sutton U3A group…Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful daring travels: I could visualise the sight and smell!
Yvonne Neblett, Speaker Bookings Secretary, Sutton U3A
An excellent talk…We were enthralled by the picture you painted in words and photos, and I am sure you have changed the perspectives many of us had of Africa
Susan Thomas, Programme Secretary, Emmanuel Women’s Fellowship
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
[An] excellent talk, which was completely enthralling and provided a fascinating insight into the remoter areas of Africa of which most of us are unfamiliar.
When I saw the resume of the talk in our programme a while ago, I could not even begin to imagine the logistics involved in embarking on such an expedition especially on one’s own, and thought that anyone doing so must be either reckless, or an extremely enthusiastic, determined, and intrepid explorer, in the true sense of the word. Having listened to Ian tonight I am sure you will agree with me that the latter is the case.
Vote of thanks, Geographical Association Huddersfield & Halifax with RGS Yorkshire & the North East, November 2018
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
Jenifer Phillips, programme secretary, Geographical Association Blackpool branch
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