University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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The Final Frontier

20 March 2015 (19:30-20:30)

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Tim Cope is an award-winning adventurer, author, and filmmaker with a special interest in the traditional cultures of Central Asia and Russia. He has studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian subarctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Tim’s most renowned journey was a three-year, 6,000 mile journey by horse from Mongolia to Hungary on the trail of Genghis Khan - a quest to understand the horseback nomads of the great Eurasian steppe. 

In this presentation Tim will show clips of his travel documentary and discuss his adventures with the audience. Tim is the author of Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes, and On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey through the Lands of the Nomads. He is also the creator of several documentary films, including the award-winning series The Trail of Genghis Khan.

Bookworm International Literary Festival 2015

The Bookworm International Literary Festival at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, coordinated by the School of English, promises to be a celebration of the power of literature and ideas.

This year Bookworm 2015 will see a number of internationally-renowned and award-winning novelists from a variety  of backgrounds deliver talks, seminars and workshops on a wide range of interesting  subjects, from gender and sexuality in China to the political relationship between Russia and  the UK.  The events will also allow the audience to engage and share ideas with the speakers, and there will be opportunities for those interested to receive professional advice on how to develop as a writer or pursue a career in the literary world.