Travels in a Lifetime: Alumnus Sir John Stuttard publishes fifty years of adventures around the world

4th November 2015 in Alumni, News and Events

Sir John Stuttard standing next to his Rolls Royce in the dessert

Churchill alumnus and former Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir John Stuttard (U63) has published a new travel book based on fifty years of global travel and adventure. 

Travels in a Lifetime is an autobiographical account of Sir John's travels over the last fifty years to over seventy countries spanning many geographical regions including: Ethiopia, Sudan, East Africa, Southern Africa, Borneo, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Iran, Burma, Malaysia, China, Tibet, Russia and Finland.

Sir John recounts his many and varied travel adventures — from performing Shakespeare in Soweto with the Cambridge Shakespeare Group, hitch-hiking from Johannesburg to Harare, a year in Borneo with VSO to travelling on Kitchener’s train from Khartoum to Wadi Halfa across the Nubian Desert and a 10,000 mile journey in a vintage Rolls-Royce from Peking to Paris, through Tibet, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. 

Travels in a Lifetime provides a fascinating picture of the environment in which adventurous travel in the second half of the 20th Century could take place, where few countries and geographical areas were too dangerous or out of bounds. It has been made November's book of the month by The Travellers Club in London.

This is Sir John's third book, following on from The New Silk Road – Business Success in China Today, written after spending five years in China and Whittington to World Financial Centre – The City of London and its Lord Mayor, written after her served as Lord Mayor in 2006–2007.    

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Sir John Stuttard

Sir John Stuttard

Sir John Stuttard (U63) studied Economics at Churchill. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in London, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, including several stints overseas and five years at their rapidly growing China office.

 As Lord Mayor of London in 2006–2007 he visited countries all over the world promoting the City of London and the financial services industry. After serving as Lord Mayor, he was knighted in January 2008 for Public Service. Sir John was a Churchill By-Fellow from 2008–2014.

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