Former Student and Solo Ocean-Rower To Give Lecture
On Friday 22nd January, record-breaking solo rower Sarah Outen will recount her epic voyage to an audience at Stamford High School. Sarah attended Stamford High School between 1993 and 2003. The talk is part of the popular Stamford Endowed Schools Foundation lecture series, which has previously invited such luminaries as Boris Johnson to speak. The lecture is open to the general public although numbers are limited.
Sarah Outen is anything but an ancient mariner, but the 24 year old is as good on stage as she is on the water with her oars. In an epic 124 day voyage, after three years planning and one failed attempt, Sarah rowed into the record books as the first woman ever to row solo across the Indian Ocean and the youngest of the eight women to solo row any ocean.
Records aside, there is more to her story than adventure, for the endeavour was inspired by and dedicated to the memory of her late father, who died suddenly while Sarah was still an Oxford student. She has raised £30,000 for arthritis charities through her row, inspired by her father’s suffering with the disease. This fresh young talent is energetic, witty and truly inspiring – she weaves as great a tale as any seafarer of three times her age, and will captivate any audience with ease and take them on a journey of discovery, exploring more than just oceans.
Date: Friday 22nd January 2010
Venue: Hall, Stamford High School, St Martin’s, Stamford
To book your place at the lecture, please call 01780 750310.