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How walking makes us wiser with Dr Jono Lineen

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Wednesday 13 October from 1pm to 2pm

In these difficult times it’s important to be able to take advantage of the outside exercise time we have, and walking is the way so many of us are doing this right now.

Walking clears our heads and is a great workout. Dr Jono Lineen has experienced first-hand the regenerative effects of walking. His most recent book 'Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser' combines investigative science journalism and anthropology with his own remarkable story. He looks at why walking has made the human race more creative, helped us to learn and constructed our perception of time. He explores how walking has strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of life.

Jono will explain how walking has developed over 4 million years, to be a medium, a catalyst and a framework out of which humans have developed into the most robust species on earth and hopefully you’ll be able to bring some of the ideas Jono talks about into your own everyday walking.

Dr Jono Lineen was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the start of the Troubles. He spent almost 20 years travelling the world working as a forester, mountain guide, ski racer, humanitarian relief worker and writer. He is a curator at the National Museum of Australia. His books include River TrilogyInto the Heart of the HimalayasPerfect Motion and the upcoming Searching for Breath.

Jono’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

This is a free online event. Bookings are essential.

Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

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