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Earth Trust Lecture

A special invitation...

Earth Trust invites you to a lecture by Robert Swan, OBE, polar explorer and environmental campaigner:


Leadership on the edge: Saving our wilderness
6.30pm, Friday 19th May
Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Robert Swan is the first man to have walked unsupported to both poles and is currently attempting to walk with his son to the South Pole without any energy other than solar. He has dedicated his life to the conservation of the world’s greatest remaining wilderness and to inspiring young people to become the next generation of environmental leaders. As well as a fascinating talk by Robert on his expeditions, his dedication to preserving Antarctica and inspiring our future leaders, the evening will also include the opportunity for a private tour of the renowned Pitt Rivers Museum, a drinks reception amongst the exhibits in the historic hall of the Natural History Museum and silent auction.

  • 6.30pm: drinks reception amongst the museum exhibits and the silent auction opens
  • 6.30pm & 7.00pm: guided tours of the adjacent Pitt Rivers Museum (7pm tour SOLD OUT)
  • 7.45pm: Robert Swan presentation in the Lecture Theatre, with introduction from Jayne Manley, Earth Trust CEO
  • 9.00pm: Q&A, plus closing thanks by Graham Shaw, Earth Trust Chair of Trustees
  • 9.15pm: silent auction winners announced
  • 9.30pm: event closes


£40 per person
£50 with Pitt Rivers Museum tour
£20 lecture only*
£15 lecture only* (student**)

*Please aim to arrive 7.30pm-7.45pm
**Please bring valid student ID


Eventbrite - Leadership on the Edge

 by post

Download a form and return, with a cheque, to:
Earth Trust Lecture, Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ 

Robert Swan, OBE, FA

Robert is a polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles. Robert has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica, by the promotion of renewable energy and sustainability, and by inspiring the next generation. 

Robert Swan

Robert's contribution to education and the environment have been recognised through his appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, and Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO. He is an exceptionally gifted communicator and is regarded as one of the world’s top motivational speakers.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The museum is located on Parks Road, OX1 3PW. Please note there is no public car park at the museum - please use the side streets around the museum (limited), city centre car parks or park and ride.

For further information please see the museum website

Pitt Rivers Museum tours

Gain a fascinating insight into the Oxford University's renowned museum of anthropology and world archaeology by joining one of the two private tours on offer (6.30pm available, 7pm tour SOLD OUT). Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Silent auction

There will be some fantastic items auctioned off during the evening, including: two tickets to the Aegon Championships 2017 semi-finals at the Queen's Club, a charcoal portrait by Marcus Hodge, and a day at The Newbury Races. All funds raised go towards supporting the Earth Trust's work.


Admission includes FREE entry into a raffle to win a copy of The Earth's Last Wilderness by Robert Swan. The winner will be drawn at approximately 9.15pm.

Headlines sponsors:

Rathbone Greenbank Investments   Lucy Group Ltd

Other sponsors:

Knight Frank

All funds raised go towards supporting the Earth Trust's work.