Lois on the Loose


July 2015 Here is my recent TEDx talk!

I’m currently writing a book about my travels in Iran and have made a short film about my experiences there.

Being interviewed on Voice of America Persian

Voice of America Persian

Iran is a hot topic at the moment so I’ve been talking and writing about it in all sorts of places, including the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live show. My short film was featured on the Telegraph homepage and I gave an interview on Voice of America Persian (I even got to say something in Persian at the end!) And somehow I managed to find time to write this article for CNN.

Over the last few months I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at a truly diverse range of events from London’s Adventure Travel Show and the Telegraph Outdoor Show to the Dubai Traveller’s Festival and the Society of Skeptics in the USA.

I made a short trip to India this year, mainly to practice yoga, but I did get waylaid by a Royal Enfield… it was bound to happen. With summer approaching I am now looking forward to the 2015 UK Adventure Travel Film Festival in August, which moves to London this year. Exciting times ahead… as ever.

As they say in Iran, Bezan Berim!


Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August 2015 – The Adventure Travel Film Festival, London NW7
Our annual festival of all things adventurey, outdoorsy, filmic and fun moves to our great capital city – yeah!
Venue: Mill Hill School, Ridgeway, London NW7 1QS
Time: 2pm Fri – 4pm Sun
See website for details and tickets

Saturday 12th September 2015 – Porlock Arts Festival ‘Explorer Night’
I’ll be talking about my travels in Iran at this long-standing arts festival, set in the beautiful Exmoor National Park. I am honoured to be on the bill with famous explorer, Benedict Allen.
Venue: Porlock Village Hall, Porlock, Somerset
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: £10