The Mayflower 400 Speaker Series

The Mayflower 400 Speaker Series is a carefully curated sequence of seven events, that will take place across the UK in the lead up to the Mayflower 400 commemoration in November 2020 in Plymouth.

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson are pleased to be the lead partner of this exciting programme exploring the key themes of the Mayflower 400 commemoration.

In the fourth episode of the Mayflower 400 Speaker event, in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson, commemorating 400 years since the life-changing journey on the Mayflower, we talk to Ranulph Fiennes - described by The Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer’.

The event was hosted at Drapers Hall in London on 27 November, when Ranulph Fiennes - 3rd Baronet OBE, explorer, fund-raiser, author and public speaker - spoke movingly of his experiences and the qualities that the Pilgrims must have displayed in their own voyage.

Since the early sixties, Ranulph has undertaken a number of extraordinary adventures such as completing the Transglobe Expedition (the first pole-to-pole using only surface transportation), climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, and journeying down the White Nile by hovercraft.

Jonathan Blair, UK Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson, said: "Sir Ranulph Fiennes is undoubtedly one of the greatest explorers of our time, and we are very much looking forward to hearing him speak about some of the unique experiences that he has faced.

"We're delighted to support the Mayflower 400 anniversary and the Speaker Series that highlights the key themes behind the historic voyage of this iconic ship and celebrates our collective heritage with the US, along with the ongoing relationship between the two countries with all of the benefits this brings."

Watch our overview of the prestigious event below, together with an exclusive interview with Ranulph.



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