Registration opens for Mark Beaumont event

Issued: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:14:00 BST

Registration is now open for a special event featuring the record-breaking, long-distance cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster and documentary maker Mark Beaumont.

During the course of the event the University of Glasgow will confer an Honorary Degree upon the UofG alumnus; he will then give a lecture entitled Around the world and back to Glasgow.

This exclusive event is open only to students, staff and alumni of the University of Glasgow.

Since graduating from the University of Glasgow in Economics and Politics, Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra-endurance and adventure. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling world eecord twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000-mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day. His epic documentaries have taken viewers to more than 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, also surviving capsize in the mid-Atlantic.

Mark has taken this experience and works with a portfolio of corporates as an ambassador and mentor. Outside of sports, media and business, Mark’s interest is in education where he dedicates his pro bono work to being Rector of the University of Dundee, Honorary President of Scottish Student Sport and Patron for the Saltire Foundation.

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Venue: Bute Hall, University of Glasgow 
Event Starts: 6.30pm
Event Ends: 8.00pm
Doors Open: 6.00pm

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