Registration open for Mark Beaumont lecture

Issued: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:41:00 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 to Mark, who will then give a lecture entitled 'Around the world and back to Glasgow'.

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

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 Record 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 over 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 within 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.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Venue: Bute Hall, University of Glasgow (A13 on Campus Map)
Event Starts: 6.30pm
Event Ends: 8.00pm
Doors Open: 6.00pm


Please note that this lecture is for Staff, Students and Alumni of the University of Glasgow ONLY. Staff and Students will be required to provide a valid Matriculation Number, or staff number alongside a valid email address. Any registrations received that do not meet this criteria will be automatically cancelled. 

Please do not forward this link to members of the alumni community, as they will be provided with a different booking link which will request their unique alumni reference number. 

Due to the above restrictions, registrations are limited to one per person.