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Inspirational Speakers at Les Philosophes

Explorer and writer Charlie Walker made a much anticipated return to Aldenham School when speaking at Les Philosophes.

Charlie was regaling the students with the story of his recently completed 5,200mile trip from the Arctic Circle to Istanbul, charting the Eurasian border. Battling temperatures between -45C and +50C as well as three arrests from KGB style police, he and his partner completed the extraordinary eight-month trip in October.

Charlie also gave away a copy of his first book, charting the first half of his 40,000 mile solo journey of discovery around the world. The winner was Sasha MacDonald of Year 12 for her thoughts on the Eurasian border's future.

Solutions Not Sides

Les Philosophes welcomed the amazing Solutions Not Sides to discuss and debate the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday. Having already covered the history of the region and conflict, Amal and Shazad, an Israeli and a Palestinian travelled over to speak and debate with the students.

As ever, students asked challenging questions and took away a deep understanding of one of the world's most pressing and complex political issues.

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