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Chris Townsend

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Charlotte Gray, OF, talks to Chris Townsend about organising the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Charlotte Gray is an Old Felstedian and is the current Venue Operations Manager at Alexander Stadium for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After Leaving Felsted, Charlotte went on to study International Business Management with French at Newcastle University and then completed a Masters in International Sport Event Management at KEDGE Business School. Prior to working at Alexander Stadium, Charlotte joined the Football Association in 2017 and worked in various roles leading to UEFA Euro 2020 & UEFA Women's EURO 2022.


22 Jun 2022

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Ep. 74) Chris Townsend

Trenton Chappell Live

Chris Townsend has a YouTube channel called "Kdog Townsend Vlogs." On the YouTube channel he post things that range from vlogs, movies, short films, music, and boxing events. On the podcast I will talk about upcoming projects, such as albums, singles, The Wonder Man series and much more!   Sub to Chris, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtpw6XvnN38eazRljep7ww Subscribe to the newsletter! www.chappellmedia.com/subscribe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tclive/support

1hr 11mins

19 May 2022

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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Chris Townsend

Just Up The Trail

Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail // with Chris TownsendIn the very first podcast from Just Up The Trail, I sit down with hiker, writer and outdoorsman, Chris Townsend.Chris’ book “Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles” inspired me to move on from single day hikes and mountain days to the bigger challenge of multi-day backpacking trips. I read it one Christmas and by Easter we were hiking the the West Highland Way.Chris has hiked many miles over the years and written over 25 books about his trips and the outdoors but today he joins me to discuss his 1982 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, the 2653 mile trail from Mexico to Canada, and the book that inspired me to got out further and longer.During the conversation we touch on:How a young man from Lancashire finds out about a ribbon of trail halfway around the world, in 1980.Chris’ first encounter with the heat of desert hikingThe importance of solitude in the outdoors  How the PCT defined the next 40 years of his life.A massive thank you to Chris for coming out to play and being the very first contributor to what promises to be a wonderful library of stories and adventure from the outdoors.A little more about Chris TownsendChris Townsend writes regularly for TGO Magazine and has written 22 books on the outdoors, including the award winning The Backpacker's Handbook. His recent publications feature two long-distance walks he undertook in the USA. Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams documents his hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail and Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles his 1982 hike on the Pacific Crest Trail as well as more recently, Along The Divide in which he walks 700 miles of the Scottish watershed.You can find Chris’ writings and musings on his extensive blog www.christownsendoutdoors.com and his books on Sandstone Press here.Listen, rate, and subscribe!For automatic downloads please subscribe in your podcast appPlease take a moment to review and rate the podcastSupport The ShowYou can support the show at our Patreon Page. If you can spare £5 a month you will help keep the show free for those who can’t afford it and you’ll come away with a general feeling of soundness and kindness.Links to products mentioned in the show, along with some of the gear we rely on for our adventures can be found on the website here.Keep in TouchKeep up to to date with developments and guest announcements on our social media pages as well as loads of extra stuff on the websiteInstagram: @justupthetrailFacebook: @justupthetrailukYoutube: Just Up The TrailWebsite: www.justupthetrail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Apr 2022

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Flex & Friends - Chris Townsend w/ Eagle Manufacturing

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25 Apr 2022

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Alecky Blythe, Playwright, talks to Chris Townsend

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Alecky Blythe, an Old Felstedian, is a British playwright and screenwriter.  Alecky is best known for her pioneering work in verbatim theatre and her first play ‘Come Out Eli' won a Time Out Award. Alecky’s most recent work ‘Our Generation’ is described as ‘An epic coming-of-age drama that's too extraordinary to be fiction​’ and is currently on at the National Theatre until April 2022.


14 Mar 2022

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Felsted Heads of School talk to Chris Townsend

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In this episode Felsted Head Chris Townsend talks to the three Heads of School for the 2021-22 Academic Year;  Alex, Esma and Kit. Alex is an Academic Scholar and first team netball player studying Maths, Chemistry, Biology and French at A Level. She is planning on reading Psychology at university next year. Kit is a boarder in Windsor's House and All Round Academic and Sports Scholar studying Latin, TEP, History and Psychology at A Level. He is a very keen sportsman, particularly cricket and hockey and will be reading history at university next year. Esma is Felsted's first ever Head of School from Bosnia. An HMC scholar studying the IB Diploma, Esma is looking at reading economics at university.


21 Feb 2022

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Untold Stories of the United Electrical Workers with Chris Townsend


Annie joins Chris Townsend, longtime organizer with both the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) and the Amalgamated Transit Union for an oral history on UE from the second World War, through their split with the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the offshoring wave of the late 20th century and the collapse of the USSR. They discuss how UE develops a militant class consciousness in its members, their survival through the dark years of the 1990s, organizing the unorganized, their attitude towards union bureaucracy and much more! Check out Chris's Letter to the Socialists, Old and New and his previous podcast appearance in From Trade Union Consciousness to Socialist Consciousness.

1hr 31mins

1 Nov 2021

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Chris Townsend talks to Sir Marcus Setchell

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Sir Marcus Setchell, Knight Commander of the Victorian Order, is a leading obstetrician and gynaecologist and the former Surgeon-Gynaecologist to HM The Queen & Royal Household. He attended Lady Louise Windsor at Frimley Park Hospital, the first royal child to be delivered at an NHS hospital. In July 2013, he led the team at the birth of Prince George of Cambridge at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington. Since retiring Sir Marcus has been an important advocate for women's health charities and the restoration of the Great Hall at St Barts Hospital. He was Guest of Honour at Felsted's 450th Anniversary Speech Day and is also former President of the Old Felstedian Society. Felsted School online Website: www.felsted.org Instagram: felsted_school Facebook: felstedschool Twitter: felstedschool LinkedIn: FelstedSchool 


29 Sep 2021

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Chris Townsend and Simon James review the summer term

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Welcome to the FelsTED Talks podcast series where we talk to various members of our community. We’re ending the summer term by turning the tables and asking Headmaster Chris Townsend and Prep Headmaster Simon James to be guests on this episode. We ask them what the last twelve months have been like, what they’ve enjoyed about having a school podcast and also what they plan to do in the summer holidays. One of them might even have managed to escape the school grounds already...Felsted School online Website: www.felsted.org Instagram: felsted_school Facebook: felstedschool Twitter: felstedschool LinkedIn: FelstedSchool 


9 Jul 2021

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Chris Townsend talks to Sophie Dorothe Lieke, OF and Environmentalist

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Welcome to the FelsTED Talks podcast series where we'll be talking to various members of our community. We're looking forward to finding out what have been the biggest impacts in their character development and how each has made a difference to the world around them. In this episode Chris Townsend talks to Sophie Dorothe Lieke, former Felstedian and Environmentalist. After studying the IB  Diploma as an international boarder from Tanzania,  Sophie gained a 1st class degree in Biology and Geography at St. Andrew's University. She then secured a scholarship to undertake a nine-month research project, showcasing action against plastic pollution, called Plastic Unwrapped. Travelling across 6 continents  she  shared the impact of plastic on our planet, and showcased those who are striving to create solutions to plastic pollution.  Due to the pandemic this project is unfortunately on hold but she is currently studying for Masters in Environmental Management at Lancaster University  and is working on a dissertation  around Pro-Environmental behavior and how it is being managed in the hospitality sector. She plans to further her studies  with a PHD in Sustainable Food Systems in Germany from September and aims to continue with 'Plastic Unwrapped' alongside as they complement each other really well. Further information about Plastic Unwrapped can be found at https://plasticunwrapped.wixsite.com/networkFelsted School online Website: www.felsted.org Instagram: felsted_school Facebook: felstedschool Twitter: felstedschool LinkedIn: FelstedSchool 


9 Jun 2021