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To Eritrea and Ethiopia: Retracing a Victorian Expedition
              Expedition bridgeExpedition bridge

John’s latest Eritrea and Ethiopia talkclick here for details


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2018

               The Queen's armyThe Queen’s army

21st September – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(tickets £12.00
from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603)

4th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(tickets £12.00
from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603)

12th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(tickets £12.00
from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603)

24th October – Blackpool (Travel Talks with the International Travel and Holidays Association)
7.30 pm at
Blackpool Sixth (Blackpool Sixth Form College) on Blackpool Old Road
(admission free to members – visitors probably £4.00 on the door –
details from Joan Gaffiney on 01253 700799)

2nd November – Alton, Hants (a fundraising talk for Alton Counselling Service)
7.00 pm at Alton Assembly Rooms on the High Street (details from Elizabeth Knight on 01256 862721)

19th November – Chester (a joint meeting of the Society of Thirteen and the Cheshire and North Wales Region
of the
Royal Geographical Society, with the Institute of British Geographers)
7.30 pm at the Grosvenor Museum
on Grosvenor Street
(admission free to members of either society – visitors £6.00 on the door –
details from Mike Nichol on 0151 346 1017)

30th November – Portsmouth (a fundraising event organised by Oxfam Portsmouth Action Group
for
Oxfam and Practical Action)
6.45 for 7.00 pm in the
Cathedral Discovery Centre at St John’s Catholic Cathedral on Edinburgh Road
(booking available nearer the time –
details from Dr Owen Plunkett on 023 9225 4959)


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2019

            John's donkeyJohn’s donkey

5th January – Central London (Globetrotters Club)
2.30 pm at the
Church of Scotland on Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre on Russell Street
(admission £3.00 for members, £6.00 for visitors, on the door –
details from John Pilkington on 01962 863965)

15th January – Keswick, Cumbria (Keswick Lecture Society)
7.30 pm in the
Queen’s Hall at Keswick School on Vicarage Hill
(admission free to members – visitors £6.00, students and under-17s £3.00, on the door –
details from Alan Smith on 017687 71068)

24th January – Southampton (a fundraising event for the
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group for refugees and asylum seekers)
7.30 pm at Avenue St Andrew’s Church on The Avenue
(details from Hazel Still on 01794 388493)

6th February – Central London (‘Hand & Shears’)
7.15 for 7.30 pm at the Kings Head on Westmoreland Street
(admission free, but small donation welcomed – details from Sarah Chanter on 01491 572499
or from John Pilkington on 01962 863965)

28th February – Cork, Ireland (Cork Literary and Scientific Society)
8.00 pm at the Crawford Art Gallery on Emmet Place
(admission free to members – visitors €8.00 on the door) (details from Dr Alicia St Leger)

5th March – Purley, Surrey (Purley Literary Society)
8.00 pm at the
United Reformed Church Hall on Brighton Road
(admission free to members – visitors £5.00 on the door –
details from John and Bobbie Wilson on 020 8657 3189)

15th March – Near Dorchester (a fundraising event for Piddlehinton Millennium Green)
7.30 pm at Piddle Valley First School in Piddletrenthide
(booking available nearer the time –
details from Susan Belgrave on 01300 348228 or from Prof Alan Phillips on 01300 348220)

25th to 30th March – Hong Kong (Royal Geographical Society – Hong Kong)
Dates and times to be announced (details from the Society on +852 2583 9700)

17th April – Ringwood, Hants (Ringwood Travel Club)
7.30 pm at the
Greyfriars Community Centre on Christchurch Road
(admission free to members – visitors £3.50 on the door –
details from Ann Cole on 01425 478764)

1st October – Guildford (Guildford Travel Club)
8.00 pm at
Onslow Village Hall on Wilderness Road, Onslow Village
(admission free to members – visitors £7.00, or £3.50 with a student card, on the door –
details from Carol Busby on 01293 871219)


Russia and Europe: What Next?
           Army recruitsArmy recruits

John’s other recent talkclick here for details.


‘Russia and Europe’ talk in 2020

            JP in UkraineJP in Ukraine

29th October – Tavistock, Devon (Tavistock Ladies’ Luncheon Club)
12.00 for 12.30 pm at the Bedford Hotel on Plymouth Road (details from Norma Thewlis on 01822 615174)


Georgia to Afghanistan
                         A helping handHelping hand in Afghanistan

John’s talk about Central Asiaclick here for details


‘Georgia to Afghanistan’ talk in 2018

                 A Kyrgyz welcomeA Kyrgyz welcome

16th October – Midhurst, West Sussex (Midhurst U3A)
2.30 pm
at the Methodist Church Hall on North Street
(admission £2.00 for members, £3.00 for visitors, on the door –
details from David Barlow on 01730 815218)

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