James Bond star inspires Buxton university students

Sebastien Foucan with Charles Spring, Senior Lecturer in Applied Management at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism in Buxton.
Sebastien Foucan with Charles Spring, Senior Lecturer in Applied Management at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism in Buxton.

James Bond star Sebastien Foucan visited Buxton last week to inspire university students to overcome adversity.

The Hollywood stunt performer, and founder and creator of the extreme sport ‘free-running’, was the keynote speaker at the 2018 student welcome conference at the University of Derby’s Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism.

Central to his speech at the Devonshire Dome was dramatic footage from his international career, which includes performing jaw-dropping stunts in the opening scenes of Casino Royale while being pursued by 007 actor Daniel Craig.

Foucan, who is pictured with senior lecturer Charles Spring, told students: “Not everybody can be a champion, but the most important thing is that you can try.

“It’s a journey to become a champion, and through this journey you learn something.”