Friday Lecture. 70th Anniversary – ‘I’ve got a Metal Knee’: A 70 Year Olds Gap Year.

Public Lectures

£26 includes three course lunch

Sep 11, 1.00 pm to Sep 11, 4.30 pm

£26 includes three course lunch

Dr John Kirkaldy

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Description

70th Anniversary. ‘I’ve got a Metal Knee’: A 70 year olds Gap Year. As a university lecturer, John spent forty years urging students to make the most of a gap year. At 18 he did the world’s worst – working as an accountant in the City of London. On becoming semi -retired John decided to go around the world and prove that 70 year-olds still have it in them! John’s lecture will cover many of his adventures from the champion omelette maker of Jodphur, surviving a bungee jump in New Zealand and insights into art galleries visited on his trip.

Includes three course lunch.

Friday 11th September 2020 1pm-4pm.

Performer background

Dr John Kirkaldy has contributed to three academic anthologies and a school text book. He has done a lot of freelance writing, ranging from The Lady to New Stateman. He has taught at universities, colleges and schools in Britain, Australia and Jamaica and was a tutor with the Open University for 37 years (also being part of the production team for four U TV series). He has recently published a travel book entitled, I’ve Got a Metal Knee: A 70-Year-Old Gap Year.