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John made his name in the 1980s as a travel writer and photographer, and more recently has become known for his adventure travel documentaries on BBC Radio 4. He has given talks to over 1,000 audiences in five countries, and holds the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)Ness Award for popularising geography and the wider understanding of the world.

Click here to watch his YouTube video.

Scroll down to find out about the talks that bring together some of his most spectacular slides and sound recordings.

Click here to listen to John’s 2011 From Our Own Correspondent piece about Afghanistan for BBC Radio 4.

Click here to listen to John talking in 2008 about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on Radio 4’s Excess Baggage.


Talks available:

Travelling again

New for 2014:  A Balkan Adventure

Caucasus farmer
Previous talk:  Georgia to Afghanistan

Syrian bazaar
Travels in the ‘Axis of Evil’

Ready to go
Heart of the Sahara

Upper Mekong
Up the Mekong to Tibet

Inca fortress at Sacsayhuamán
The Royal Road of the Incas

Attention-seeking llamas
Pilkington in Bolivia

Ladakhi women
Pilkington in Ladakh

Bactrian camel and donkey
Trespassing in Turkestan

Gaucho at Butch Cassidy's cabin
An Englishman in Patagonia

Recording in Turfan, China
An Adventure on the Old Silk Road

In Nepal's far west
Into Thin Air: A Walk Across Nepal

The talks, which usually last an hour, include stunning digital slides and sometimes short sound clips.

John provides all equipment, including a large screen.

Fee:  £400 (€500) plus travelling expenses.

John is not registered for VAT.

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Mekong video

with thanks to Martin Pailthorpe


John Pilkington
9 Culverwell Gardens, Winchester, Hants SO23 9JG, UK
Tel +44 (0)1962 863965 – fax +44 (0)1722 504594
Email 
john@pilk.net


Travellers or aspiring travellers:  try the websites of
Bradt Travel Guides, Lonely Planet or the Globetrotters Club.

Lecture organisers:  John highly recommends
Felicity Aston, Denise Heywood, David Edwards, John Harrison and Paul Deegan.


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