John is an enlightening and charismatic public speaker, who tailors engaging and useful material specifically for each audience. He is a master of teaching through storytelling, and uses colourful and relevant examples from his own experiences, contemporary research and deep historical knowledge of his subject.
JOHN’S THEMES INCLUDE:
Smart Thinking & The Survival Mindset
Motivation & Positive Psychology
Extreme Environments & Outdoor Skills
How to Survive (Anything & Anywhere)
True Tales of Real Adventure
Dressing to Survive Extreme Environments
The Link Between Survival & Creative Thinking
Extreme Survival Applied to Everyday Life
Heroism, Endurance & Survival
15th October 2019
Launch Event, London (Campaign for Wool) – The Hudson Sweater by Anderson & Sheppard X John Hudson
18th January 2020
12.00 Stanfords Travel, Manchester – In Conversation with John Hudson
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1st February 2020
12.00 Stanfords Travel, London –’How to Survive’ with John Hudson
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7th October 2019
18.30 The Times & Sunday Times Forum, Cheltenham Literary Festival– 'How to Survive’ with John Hudson
14th September 2019
19.30 Main Stage, Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival– Tales of Adventure with John Hudson & Pip Stewart
2 August 2019
11.00 Countryfile Live, The Great Outdoors Stage, Blenheim Palace – In Conversation with John Hudson
18 July 2019
19.30 Dolly’s Tea Room, Wine house & Gin Palace, Falmouth, Cornwall – An Evening with John Hudson
30 Jun 2019
14:15 Kala Sangam Arts centre, Bradford, West Yorkshire – John was interviewed by comedian Stevyn Colgan about his book How to Survive at Bradford Literature Festival.
26 Jun 2019
19:00 London, Stanfords Bookshop – A special talk celebrating the launch of John’s book How to Survive.
25 Jun 2019
18:30 Bristol, Stanfords – An Evening with John Hudson.
Selected PAST EVENTS:
Filson, soho LONDON 2018
What to wear to survive anywhere? John was invited to speak at outdoor gear specialists Filson's London store, and told tales of extreme heat and cold from his global survival travels. From mukluks and mittens to floating in Arctic water, dressing to survive in the harshest environments on our planet isn't something you can cuff.
Campaign for wool, LONDON 2018
As part of their "wool week" event, John was invited by Prince Charles' Campaign for Wool team to talk about the benefits of this wonder yarn. Wool has been an essential element of pilot survival clothing for a century now, and John described its many benefits over synthetics. See here for more.
Lloyds Pharmacy Safer care conference 2018
John was asked to talk to the Lloyds Pharmacy delegates at their annual Safer Care conference. John drew parallels between their network of volunteer safety ambassadors and the way survival training was organised by the volunteer specialists within the RAF, from it's beginnings to the present day.
WILDERNESS festival, OXFORDSHIRE 2017
This summer John was invited to talk again, as part of the Sunday Papers Live. He gave survival-themed tips on the subject of global travel, personal safety and positive psychology.
citadel festival, london 2016
John was invited to talk as part of the Sunday Papers Live, representing the travel section. He gave survival themed tips on how to arrive in new places with the least amount of stress; ideal if you're going on any trip.