The Wayfinders: Does Ancient Wisdom Matter in a Modern World?
Professor Wade Davis is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and scholar of worldwide repute. His work as an anthropologist and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence has taken him from the Amazon to Tibet, Africa to Australia, Polynesia to the Arctic and he's got the stories and photographs to prove it.
Along the way, he's authored 22 books, made countless documentaries, lectured at over 200 universities and scooped some of the most distinguished research and exploration medals the world has to offer. In many respects, he's the Sir David Attenborough of Anthropology.
And, like Sir David Attenborough, the Vancouver-based Professor is now set to join the distinguished network of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) as he is welcomed to Scotland in March. Whilst in the country, Wade will deliver a series of public lectures for the RSGS and receive one Scotland's most distinguished accolades, the Society's Mungo Park Medal.
The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World. Based on his critically acclaimed book of the same name, he will use his remarkable back catalogue of images to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures.
In Polynesia he'll set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon he'll introduce the descendants of a true Lost Civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. In the Andes he'll convince us that the Earth really is alive, before travelling to Borneo and beyond!
Throughout his talks, Wade will weave in the many important lessons he has learned from these journeys and emphasis the importance of preserving and promoting the diversity of ancient wisdom.
Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Promoted By: Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS)
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