Author and broadcaster Gervaise Phinn and the first Welsh woman to conquer Everest are among a selection of guest speakers booked to entertain and enlighten family, friends and residents of new luxury care home Fernhill House over the coming months.   

The free talks are open to the wider public and drinks and nibbles are offered for added appeal!   Tori James, who at 25 became the youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, will be talking on Thursday June 15th from 6 til 8pm.   

She was also part of the first ever women’s team to tackle a 360 mile race to the magnetic north pole, some of which was through polar bear territory, and has cycled the length of New Zealand.   

Novelist and writer Prof Phinn, who is most well known for his autobiographical memoirs set in the Yorkshire Dales, will be recounting humorous tales of his life working in education when he visits on Thursday July 27th between 6 and 8pm.   

Other speakers poised to grace the rather splendid interior of Fernhill House in Fernhill Heath over the coming months include Wimbledon reporter Garry Richardson, Rob Smith who twice overcame cancer and skied to both the North and South Poles, and former footballer and stadium design expert Paul Fletcher.    

To book any of these free events and find out about future talks, contact or call 01905 679300.