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      October 20, 2017

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      Will Millard: Living with Hunters

      Will Millard: Living with Hunters Doors open at 15:50, talk starts at 16:15 Old Chapel Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus Event information Join award-winning BBC Presenter and writer Will Millard for an evening of stories from a decade spent living with the South Pacific’s last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes. Will specialises in the long, the dangerous, and the fully immersive. Illustrated with stunning clips and exclusive images from his BBC Two documentaries and landmark expeditions, Will will take you to the very heart of an Indonesian Bajau village, where no-one sets foot on land and everything comes from the sea. From out onto the last traditional whale boats on Lembata volcano, where one spear wielding man must physically leap onto the back of a 25-tonne sperm whale to secure his family’s meal ticket. To deep down the forgotten pathways and rivers of the forgotten forests of West Papua, and on into the iconic tree-houses of the Korawai people, who are deciding to leave the forest and engage with the outside world for the very first time. Described by the Times as a “bonafide explorer who looks more like a bookworm than Bear Grylls”, Will brings his humour and genuine sense of wonderment to a thrilling talk featuring some of the most extraordinary humans on earth. Michael Palin: “A wonderful talk that reflected perfectly the reasons why we love Geography” Radio Times: “Millard is a natural presenter…Even when faced with aggression from tribes people who have no idea who this sunburnt stranger is he wins them – and us – over with his warmth. This man is one to watch” Daily Express: “Millard came across as a man of boundless heart and decency. The foregoing film, full, of light and laughter and uncomfortable truths, established him as a prize catch for the BBC.”  The Times: “Will Millard’s Hunters of the South Seas was un-improvable.”  About Will  Born in the Cambridgeshire Fens and based in South Wales, Will is a British writer, jungle explorer, BBC presenter and fisherman. Will spent his twenties crisscrossing the forests of remotest West Papua in search of ancient tribal trade routes, receiving the Society’s ‘Neville Shulman Challenge Award’, before his solo descent of a West African river established him an acclaimed series on BBC Radio 4 with the Society’s ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ grant. In 2014 Will lived alongside aboriginal whale harpooners and subsistence hunting sea-nomads as part of his twice Grierson-nominated documentary series ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ for BBC Two, before spending a year recording the famous tree-house dwelling Korawai people of New Guinea, featured in a BBC Two series out this Autumn. Will writes regularly for Geographical, Outdoor Fitness, the Daily Telegraph and BBC News. Last year Will received the BAFTA Cymru award for ‘Best Presenter’ and his first book ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’ will be published by Penguin next spring.  Registration Please register using the 'register' link on this page. If you wish to register without using Eventbrite by email or phone please contact research-events@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 722321.

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