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Ranulph Fiennes and Michael Wood visit Haileybury

Haileybury’s Literary Society, in association with Books@Hoddesdon, is bringing two well-known authors to speak at School this term.

Michael Wood, fresh from his hit BBC2 documentary, The Story of India, will be at Haileybury on Tuesday, 25 September in the Attlee Room, while Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the "world’s greatest living explorer", will speak on Thursday, 8 November in Big School.

Michael Wood will be talking about his highly anticipated book on India. He has been travelling the world since his teens and is the author of several books on history, including Domesday, In Search of the Dark Ages, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and In Search of the Trojan War (all Sunday Times No 1 bestsellers).

Sir Ranulph was the first man to reach both poles (by surface travel) and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. He has led over 30 expeditions, including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. He was awarded an OBE in 1993 because, on his way to breaking records, he has also raised over £10 million for charity.

Both talks will begin at 7pm. Please contact Haileybury’s Box Office on 01992 706 205 for tickets and price details.