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World traveller and writer Redmond O'Hanlon talks about his heroes.

What does he admire about Dickens, Tolstoy, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Wallace and von Humboldt? What makes the 19th century so special? He will be interviewed by Rense Sinkgraven.

About Redmond O’Hanlon

Redmond O'Hanlon (Dorset, 5 June 1947) is a British author and explorer. He studied at Marlborough College and then Merton College in Oxford. He earned his M.Phil. in 19th century English studies and was appointed researcher assistant in 1971. In 1974, he was awarded the Alistair Horne Research Fellowship, and he became senior scholar at St Antony's College in Oxford in 1985.

For fifteen years, he was the natural history editor of The Times Literary Supplement. In 2009, he sailed along on the clipper that endeavoured to retrace Charles Darwin's historic voyage on the Beagle.

O'Hanlon is best known for his travel diaries recorded in such books as To the Heart of Borneo, In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon and Congo Journey in which he describes his travels in search of wildlife and customs long thought to be extinct.

On 9 May 2012, his television travel series O'Hanlon's heroes won the Dutch Silver Nipkow disc for best television programme of the year.

In English

The interview with Redmond O'Hanlon will be completely in English.


Sunday 15 November
16:00 till 17:30
In English
Rabo Studio
€ 10.00


Due to the new guidelines and developments regarding the corona virus, we have decided to cancel the talk with Redmond O'Hanlon. We hope to welcome Redmond O'Hanlon at the Forum in the spring of 2021. We will keep you informed via our website.

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