**Video** Being the First Woman

03 September 2020

Jacki Hill-Murphy MA, FRGS is an explorer, teacher, author and speaker and has spent the past thirty years exploring and filming some of the most inhospitable and remote places on earth. Her first major expedition was in 1988 when she crossed Africa via the Sahara Desert and West Africa: she has since been to South America, Africa, India, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Russia-  and has lived in Turkey and the United States. In 2007 Jacki left her job as an English and Drama teacher and set off down the Bobonaza River in the Amazon Basin in a dug-out canoe. This became the first adventure in her project to recreate the journeys of early European women explorers; spurred on by the fusion of amazing, unsung women from history and her love of travel.

In this recording Penny Tranter will interview Jacki to draw on her fund of stories about these explorers, with anecdotes from her own adventures when following in their footsteps.

 

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To watch the video, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-ttr33U16c&t=30s

 

Jacki Hill-Murphy, Royal Geographic Society
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