Ben Fogle, presenter, writer and adventurer will be at York Explore to talk about his inspiring new book ‘The Accidental Naturalist’.
Fogle first came to prominence during the BBC Millennium project Castaway. Since then he has gained a reputation for his intrepid and adventurous nature. His enthusiasm and gentle optimism has made him the perfect face for programmes like Animal Park, Countryfile and Crufts as well as documentaries on Captain Scott, crocodiles and much more.
Off screen Ben has continued to wander the globe, racing across the Sahara navigating the Atlantic in a rowing boat and traversing the Antarctica in a foot race to the South Pole. In addition to all this he is an ambassador for WWF, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and remains an ardent supporter of many charities including Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Tusk.
Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Ben to York to promote his new book, particularly in the year of York 800. He is an incredibly interesting man who I’m sure has fantastic stories to share from his many adventures. This is an event not to be missed.”
Ben’s new book, ‘The Accidental Naturalist’, tells the extraordinary true stories of Ben’s experiences with animals and the profound effect the experiences have had upon him.
Anyone wanting to hear Ben’s talk should head on over to York Explore on Wednesday September 5 at 12:30.