Simon Parker

Simon Parker

Simon Parker is an award-winning travel writer and broadcaster, writing mostly for The Telegraph and the BBC.  His TV show, Earth Cycle,  won the Travel Media Award for Best Broadcast 2020 and has now been sold to Amazon Prime and 20+ channels globally, including FOX.

Specialising in big overland adventures, Simon Parker sailed and cycled from China to London for the BBC, driven a rickshaw the length of India for The Independent and reported from over 100 countries.

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It was a real pleasure having Simon come to chair an event at the Frontline Club. Not only is he an excellent public speaker in his own right with fascinating experiences; he is a great interviewer – bringing the best out of the other film makers on the panel.

– Laura Gane, Editorial Director, The Frontline Club, London

What an extraordinary life! Simon had the guts to live the way he wants, no regrets – and this is what appealed to us when curating our event in 2017. Even though he’s living out of a suitcase and always on the move that didn’t stop Simon from communicating with us regularly, refining his talk over several weeks to produce the kick-ass TEDx Talk that wowed our audience on event day.

– Kimberley Owen, Event Director TEDxLeamingtonSpa

Simon gave an insightful and interesting talk to our sixth formers on travel journalism. It proved to be an excellent way to broaden our students’ horizons around travel and life as a hard working journalist. Inspiring stuff.

– Will Speke, Deputy Head, Fitzharrys School, Abingdon.

Simon came and gave an interesting and inspiring talk to our cultural capital club on his life in travel journalism. It gave the students an insight into the world of writing, but also on the opportunities that travel can bring them. Simon was engaging and the students were able to relate to what he told them – especially that you need to follow your dreams and work hard to get there!

– Tom Peterson, Assistant Community Director, The Oxford Academy

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