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BBC Coast presenter comes to Taunton School

BBC Coast presenter comes to Taunton School

Monday, September 12, 2016

Taunton School is delighted to be welcoming BBC presenter Nicholas Crane from the BAFTA-winning TV series Coast later this month.

Nicholas, who is best known as the lead presenter of the popular TV programme – which has reached a landmark tenth series, will be giving a History and Public Arts lecture discussing ‘map lines’ on Wednesday, 28thSeptember, at 7pm, in the Arts Centre.

The geographical writer and broadcaster is the current president of the Royal Geographical Society. As well as Coast, he also presented BBC’s Map Man, Great British Journeys and Nicholas Crane’s Britannia and Town, a BBC/Open University co-production.

Nicholas said: “It’s always the greatest pleasure to meet the next generation of geographers and I’m looking forward immensely to my visit to Taunton School.”

Nicholas has been the lead presenter on more than 80 BBC films and has contributed to a further 20, since 2004.

In 2002, Nicholas published ‘Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet’ the first English language biography of the world's greatest cartographer.

Sixth Form Geography students will get the chance to meet and dine with Nicholas, alongside the Geography department and Headmaster Lee Glaser, before the talk.

He follows in the footsteps of a host of geography experts including Dr Nick Middleton (Oxford University, writer and TV presenter), Will Millard (‘Hunters of the South Seas’ – BBC), Professor Iain Stewart (BBC’s the Rise of the Continents) and Simon Reeve (most recently seen on the series ‘Greece’ on the BBC) in giving geographically related talks at Taunton School.