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Creative Challenge: Walking the Talk – Lecture and Networking at UCA Farnham

Creative Challenge LogoAndrew Harper FRGS presents his lecture on ‘Adventures in the Australian Desert: personal passion, teamwork and leadership’.

Andrew has been walking and exploring the Australian deserts since 1995 and has journeyed over 15000 kilometres across all of Australia’s major deserts either as a solo explorer or as leader of commercial & scientific camel expeditions.

In 2007 he founded Australian Desert Expeditions (ADE), a Not-For-Profit Registered Environmental Organisation that partners with leading universities and national research institutions to conduct scientific & ecological surveys in the far reaches of the inland deserts.​

​Andrew believes that Australia’s long cameleering exploration heritage can successfully partner with modern science to further our ecological knowledge of Australia’s great arid wilderness.

A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Andrew’s Simpson Desert Expeditions are rated by National Geographic Magazine as one of the 25 Greatest Adventures In The World.

His relaxed style is transferred into his speaking engagements where tales of his desert explorations in some of the world’s most challenging environments demonstrate personal passion, team work and leadership. He has also worked as a photo-journalist in Central and Southern Africa.

Andrew’s all-encompassing talks on the multiple aspects of change are well received in the modern changing business environment.

The lecture will be followed by an opportunity to network with Creative Challenge participants and other attendees.

Organised by Creative Challenge at University for the Creative Arts, this lecture and networking event is open to CREST members.

To book a place contact Carole Day on