David Pickford frequently speaks to schools and business audiences.


David has been giving lectures to school students and business audiences for the past fifteen years. He often speaks around the subjects of outdoor sports, risk, and personal development through the experience of adventure. However, he can deliver a bespoke lecture to the requirements of any audience, from after-dinner events to motivational speeches. If you're interested in booking David as a speaker for your school or organisation, please get in touch with us at our contact page.   




Some insights into David's lectures:



Thank you so much for your fascinating lecture on approaches to risk for young people. You gave our students valuable insights into important subjects such as self-awareness, self-reliance and the value of determination; subjects that the normal school curriculum cannot teach them.”

- Shaftesbury School


“Thank you very much for such a great lecture illustrated by stunning slides. I have had very positive comments from our students, and the philosophy of risk that you included certainly made them think.”

- Clayesmore School


“Wilderness Lectures would like to thank you for your excellent lecture last night.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable event and the standards of photography and storytelling were exceptional.”

- Wilderness Lectures, UK


“After his talk on his expedition to Madagascar, David was quizzed by members of his audience. He then gave them a further 30 minutes of insight into Madagascan and African culture and adventure travel. What a lecture. What a guy!”

- Kendal Mountain Festival review


“Thanks for a superb lecture – your inspirational photos and adventure stories were just the thing to get our brand managers excited about their new projects.”

- Red Bull