Benedict Allen
British traveller
Benedict Allen
Benedict Colin Allen is a British traveller known for his survival skills and for relying on local indigenous peoples' knowledge. He has appeared on several television series and has written several travel books.
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UPDATE: Police ID 21-year-old injured in Sunday night shooting
The Tennessean - over 3 years
Police have identified the 21-year-old injured in the late-night shooting on Ben Allen Road.
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Family holidays in Turkey: The tiny terrors of Anatolia and how Turkey survived a toddler attack
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Forget the beauty and history, says Benedict Allen, there isn't a better place in the world for chicken-chasing, tortoise-talking and beheading flowers.
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Presenting...The Cranford High School Class of 2012
Cranford Patch - over 4 years
The Cranford High School Class of 2012: 1. Mary Isabelle Acton 2. Kathryn Mary-Elizabeth Ahern 3. Christine Caroline Sudiak Albert 4. Jonathan Albert 5. Brendan Albrecht 6. Thomas James Aldredge 7. William Benedict Allen 8. David Nicholas Alto 9. Solomon Armstrong 10.Naomi Assaf 11.Ann Attardi 12.Sean William Babos 13.Matthew Dominick Backiel 14.Stephanie Gayle Bagniewski 15.Theodore Peter Ballas 16.Taylor Ann Baton 17.Scott Francis Belmont 18.Seth Robert Belmont 19.Nicole Lynn Beresford 20.Oliver Bailey Bevan 21.Anthony Bevilaque 22.Brooke Suzanne Binder 23.Karen Marie Bober 24.Anthony Michael Bovasso 25.Emily Michele Bovasso 26.Robert Joseph Bovasso III 27.Matthew William Bowman 28.Ebony Mone’t Brown 29.Troy Ellis Brown 30.Zachary Robert Brown 31.Ryan Joseph Bryson 32.Alexander James Buono 33.Gillian Dana Burke 34.Victoria Ashley Burkert 35.Megan Elizabeth Byrne 36.Megan Elizabeth Byrnes 37.Devon Marie Cacchione 38.Dominic Sandor Cacchione 39.Veronica Cano 40.Brent David Caramanic ...
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Corfu family villa breaks: Finding paradise on a great little Greek island
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
What to do when you have two demanding kids under four and a desperate need for a week of peace? If you are Benedict Allen, you dash off to Corfu and a a villa on 'an outcrop of heaven'.
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Ben Allen Chambers Jr.
Delta Democrat Times - almost 5 years
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Mayor Asks School District to Expand Communications Following Bomb Threat
Malibu Patch - almost 5 years
Malibu Mayor Laura Zahn Rosenthal asked the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board on Thursday to consider using online media tools to communicate with the public during emergencies. Rosenthal made the comments on the same day Malibu High and two other nearby schools were placed on lockdown because of a bomb threat. (Read more about the bomb threat here.) "I did want to commend the district, because they worked really well getting the information to the city," Rosenthal said, adding that the city put out the information on Twitter and Facebook. She also encouraged the board to consider setting up a Nixle account, which notifies the public of emergencies. Rosenthal said the city uses Nixle to send out information about traffic updates, sheriff's activity and fires. "I would really encourage the district to look at joining Nixle," Rosenthal said. SMMUSD Board member Ben Allen agreed and asked staff to look into using Nixle and bring it to the board during a summ ...
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UNI Protesters Make Opposition Known to Regents
Eastern Iowa Schools - almost 5 years
CEDAR FALLS — Protesters opposed to budget cuts at the University of Northern Iowa challenged state regents and UNI President Ben Allen Thursday to meet with them to discuss why the decisions were made and what the protesters see as … Continue reading →
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UNI program cuts to go to regents next week
Eastern Iowa Schools - almost 5 years
Academic program cuts at the University of Northern Iowa will go to the state Board of Regents for approval next week. UNI President Ben Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson last week announced plans to cut or restructure 77 academic programs: … Continue reading →
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Classic Benedict fun - The State
Google News - over 5 years
She pointed as an example to the Benedict-Allen Community Development Corp., a nonprofit division of the college that works to acquire, renovate or redevelop substandard properties. “So as you can see, there are partnerships all around,” said Hunter,
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Jerry Hall's Australian boyfriend - Adelaide Now
Google News - over 5 years
By 2003 Hall was dating another wealthy companion, British explorer Benedict Allen, after they were introduced at a London dinner party. Allen had once fought his way through the jungles of South America as a gap-year student and then ate his pet
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Works by Artist Embedded with the British Army in Afghanistan Exhibited at Bonhams - Art Daily
Google News - almost 6 years
George has for many years painted portraits, notably exhibiting a portrait of the explorer Benedict Allen at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London in 2003 and the actor Ewen Bremner at the Garrick Milne Prize, Christies,
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 7 years
10 P.M. (A&E) HAMMERTIME Two decades ago M C Hammer, a k a Stanley Burrell, seemed untouchable. But a few years later Hammer, a three-time Grammy-winning rapper who had sold more than 50 million albums, was rapidly sliding from superstardom into middle-class obscurity. In this new reality series, Mr. Burrell; Stephanie, his wife of 24 years; and
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TELEVISION REVIEW | 'EXPEDITION AFRICA'; The Land Of Induced Suffering
NYTimes - over 7 years
Until he went missing and a reporter came looking for him, David Livingstone was one of the most famous explorers of his time -- a rock star of the Victorian age. Henry Morton Stanley of The New York Herald set out to find him and, in doing so, eclipsed Livingstone, becoming an adventurer whose exploits still inspire biographies -- and many a New
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Exploring Africa to Find Riches in Ratings
NYTimes - almost 8 years
''DR. Livingstone, I presume.'' It is one of those inescapable phrases that everyone seems to know, though just how remains a mystery. It is also the only connection most Americans have with David Livingstone, the subject of the phrase, and Henry Morton Stanley, the man who (reportedly) said it. So finding these two men at the center of an
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STYLE; The Great White Wayfarer
NYTimes - over 13 years
The child of a test pilot and one of a long line of wanderers, 43-year-old Benedict Allen has spent the last 20 years on a solitary trek across the world's most inhospitable jungles, deserts and Arctic tundra. He thrives on the thin air of high adventure, traveling light, with only a minimum amount of equipment, and almost always alone, with a
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SLIDE SHOW; The Great White Wayfarer
NYTimes - over 13 years
Globetrotting with Benedict Allen, explorer. Photographs by Bruce Weber.
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES
NYTimes - over 30 years
WHO GOES OUT IN THE MIDDAY SUN? An Englishman's Trek Through the Amazon Jungle. By Benedict Allen. Illustrated. 249 pages. Viking. $18.95. ''WHEN I first heard its name,'' writes Benedict Allen, ''Amazonia was a land of steaming jungle on the equator inhabited by naked savages. All the savages were headhunters and most would eat each other given
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Benedict Allen
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In 2010, Allen was elected a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society.
    More Details Hide Details He has recorded six TV series for the BBC, either alone or with partial or total use of camera crews, and has published ten books, including the Faber Book of Exploration, which he edited. When Allen was a child, he went on fossil-hunting expeditions in Lyme Regis. His father, Colin Allen, a test pilot who taught Prince Philip how to fly, brought back exotic presents and so passed on to his son the sense that there was still an exciting world out there waiting to be explored. Amongst explorers, his heroes are Laurens van der Post and naturalist Peter Matthiessen. To him, "the greatest explorers are people like this who just listen and learn, and don't impose." Allen has two older sisters, Katie and Susie. He was educated at Bradfield College, and read Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia. He joined three scientific expeditions during his last year at university.
  • 2009
    Age 48
    In 2009, Allen was one of four stars of the reality epic Expedition Africa, airing on History.
    More Details Hide Details The eight-part series followed the team as they retraced the journey of Henry Morton Stanley in his quest to find David Livingstone, the journey which supposedly ended with the famous phrase, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Allen is a Patron of the Environmental Justice Foundation. Allen has taken part in scientific expeditions to a volcano in Costa Rica, to a remote forest in Brunei, and as leader to a glacier in Iceland.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 22
    In other expeditions, Allen crossed northeast Amazonia in 1983, going 600 miles on foot and by dug out canoe (Mad White Giant).
    More Details Hide Details In West Papua and Papua New Guinea he flew from the Obini community in Irian Jaya. He participated in six-week male initiation ceremony of the Niowra tribe (Into the Crocodile's Nest). In Siberut and Sumatra he investigated the "Orang pendek" ape man, via the Mentawai of Siberut and the Kubu of Sumatra (Hunting the Gugu). He crossed the central mountain range of New Guinea and the Torres Strait to Australia. He made 'first contact' with the Yaifo people in New Guinea (The Proving Grounds). He crossed the Amazon basin at its widest point, 1,200 miles from the Andes of Ecuador, through the lowland jungle to Mato Grosso in Brazil, helped by the Matses Indians (Through Jaguar Eyes). In the Cocha Brava he went in search of tigers (The Raiders of the Lost Lake). In the Namib Desert (1995), he spent three and a half months travelling with three reluctant camels, learning from the nomadic Himba tribe to survive with little food or water (The Skeleton Coast).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on March 1, 1960.
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