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. 


  • 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

Private Invitation

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

Details Coming Soon


7th October 2019

18.30 The Times & Sunday Times Forum, Cheltenham Literary Festival– 'How to Survive’ with John Hudson

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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.


Q & A after the Filson talk. Photo courtesy of Jo Cantello

Q & A after the Filson talk. Photo courtesy of Jo Cantello

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.

Vintage RAF pilot's wool battle-dress hanging amongst cutting edge modern wool garments

Vintage RAF pilot's wool battle-dress hanging amongst cutting edge modern wool garments

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.

Photo courtesy of Lloyds Pharmacy

Photo courtesy of Lloyds Pharmacy

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.

Photo courtesy Jo Cantello

Photo courtesy Jo Cantello


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. 

the tattered cover, denver colorado 2015

John was in the middle of a speaking engagement at Denver’s top bookshop, The Tattered Cover, when he was rudely interrupted by “Tezza” and the ‘dudes’...

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Please check back periodically, or follow John on Twitter, for announcements of new events.


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