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|Lecture:||Captain Webb The First Man to Swim The English Channel with Dr Neil Rushton|
|Lecturer:||Dr Neil Rushton|
|Start Date:||13th October 2017|
|Under 18s:||£25.00 What's included?|
We are pleased to welcome back Dr Neil Rushton, who will regale us with the story of the Captain Webb who secured his place in the history books by becoming the first recorded person to swim the English Channel. This is not only a story of success but one of avarice, alcoholism and ultimately death. Outdoor swimming is currently very popular and whether it’s swimming in the sea on New Year’s Day, swimming the Serpentine at the Open Swimming Festival or attempting personal feats of endurance, such as the Oceans7 Challenge (swimming the seven channels of the ocean in one year), Neil will bring it altogether in this entertaining lecure.
Ticket price includes three course lunch with coffee (served at 1.00pm) followed by one hour lecture at 2.00pm
Please note lunch will be served on shared tables and seats in the lecture room are unreserved.
Dr Neil Rushton is a GP in Cullompton with an interest in Wilderness medicine and altitude. He has been lucky to combine a career as a regular GP and been able to travel to unusual places. He spent 3 months at the highest hospital in the world on Mount Everest and is fascinated by altitude and the Sherpa people. How are they protected from this hostile environment. He is studying for an MSc in remote medicine at Plymouth University and is also fascinated by the story of Mallory and Irvine. He teaches Wilderness medicine at Exeter UniversityBack to List