Friday 24th February 2017 10am-8pm Dalhousie Building University of Dundee
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Mark Beaumont the famous adventurer and Dundee University Rector
World Record holding adventurer and TV broadcaster Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra endurance and adventure. His first taste of adventure was at the age of 11, when he decided to cycle across Scotland and he first made fame aged 23 for an 18,000 mile round-the-world bike race, where he smashed the previous World Record by a staggering 82 days. In 2015 Mark rode the length of Africa at a pace of 160 miles a day, taking 18 days off the previous best. Off the bike, he has ocean rowed through the high Arctic and survived after capsizing whilst rowing the Atlantic. His epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, and he also presented the BBC’s coverage in the build up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Mark received an Honorary Doctorate in Laws, The University of Dundee, where he is also currently Rector.
Cally Russell, CEO of Mallzee
Cally Russell (27) is the CEO and Founder of Mallzee, the personal shopping app that Yahoo claimed ‘would change the way the world shopped’. From a standing start in 2012 the Dundee University Graduate with no background in technology has grown Mallzee to employ 25 people, raised over $5m in investment and won a range of awards. In this short time Mallzee has now grown to be the leading multi-retailer shopping platform in the UK and now helps hundreds of thousands of shoppers find their perfect purchase. Recently Cally was selected by Forbes for their prestigious 30 Under 30 European influencers list alongside the likes of Emma Watson, Ed Sheehan and Star Wars actor John Boyega.
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