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Prof. Julie Brown to feature in all-star panel at the Royal Geographical Society

Prof. Julie Brown to feature in all-star panel at the Royal Geographical Society

  • Date21 May 2024

Our Deputy Head of Department, Prof. Julie Brown, joins Sir Michael Palin, Brian Blessed OBE, Mick Conefrey, and host Evan Davis to discuss Everest & Tibetan monks.

Professor Julie Brown - Music

Professor Julie Brown, Department of Music

In an event entitled 'Everest and the Dancing Lamas of Tibet', this all-star panel will be held at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on 11 June 2024. 

About the event

Join Sir Michael Palin, Brian Blessed OBE, Mick Conefrey, Professor Julie Brown and Evan Davis for this special talk at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday 11 June 2024.

Following the 1924 attempt on Everest which ended so tragically with the death of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, Captain John Noel’s Explorer Films released ‘The Epic of Everest’ documenting both the climb and some of the earliest moving images from Tibet.

Between 1924 and 1925 Captain Noel presented the film across Europe with a group of Tibetan monks who performed a prologue to the screenings featuring masked dance and Tantric music. The visit of the Monks led to a controversy which became known as 'The Affair of the Dancing Lamas' and resulted in future British expeditions to Everest being refused for nearly a decade.

Illustrated with clips from John Noel’s films, Sir Michael Palin, Mick Conefrey (author of ‘Fallen’ a new book about the 1924 expedition), Professor Julie Brown and broadcaster Evan Davis discuss the background to this extraordinary period in climbing and cultural history.

Join them

For full information or to book your tickets, please visit this webpage: Everest and the Dancing Lamas of Tibet Tickets, Tue 11 Jun 2024 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

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