26 Nov 2019

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - 3rd Baronet OBE, explorer, fundraiser, author and public speaker - described by The Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer’, is set to headline the Mayflower 400 Speaker Series event, supported by Womble Bond Dickinson, in London on the 27 November.

Ranulph Fiennes is one of seven guests who have been invited to present a themed talk as part of the Mayflower 400 Speaker Series that will be rolled out over a two-year period commemorating the Mayflower’s 400th year anniversary and the importance of the transatlantic relationship between the UK and the US.

Jonathan Blair, UK Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson, comments:

"Sir Ranulph Fiennes is undoubtedly one of the greatest explorers of our time and we are very much looking forward to hearing him speak about some of the unique experiences that he has faced.

"We're delighted to support the Mayflower 400 anniversary and the Speaker Series that highlights the key themes behind the historic voyage of this iconic ship and celebrates our collective heritage with the US, along with the ongoing relationship between the two countries with all of the benefits this brings."

Since the early sixties, Ranulph has undertaken a number of extraordinary adventures such as completing the Transglobe Expedition (the first pole-to-pole using only surface transportation), climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, and journeying down the White Nile by hovercraft.

The Mayflower 400 official programme in 2020 will comprise over 400 events that will span four Nations – Britain, US, Netherlands and Wampanoag – and is anticipated to yield a significant £440m impact on the business turnover across the UK Mayflower Compact destinations.