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

John’s latest Eritrea and Ethiopia talkclick here for details


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2019

             Eritrean farmers Eritrean farmers

29th November – Cambridge (Cambridge University Geographical Society)
5.30 pm in the Department of Geography on Downing Place
(details from Darren Wong on 07586 762782)


11th December – Scunthorpe, Lincs (Scunthorpe and District Ladies’ Luncheon Club)
12.15 for 12.30 pm at the Wortley House Hotel on Rowland Road
(details nearer the time from Jill Linklater on 01724 853822)



‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2020

                   Epiphany in Gonder Epiphany in Gonder

14th January – Grimsby (Everyman Club of Great Grimsby)
7.30 pm in the main hall at Grimsby Institute’s Nuns Corner Campus on Laceby Road
(admission free to members – visitors £10.00 on the door –
details from Sally Taylor on 01472 320782)


28th January – Hull (Hull Literary and Philosophical Society)
7.30 pm at the Hull Royal Hotel on Ferensway
(admission free to members) (details from the Society on 01482 651843)


19th February – Near Basingstoke, Hants (Overton U3A)
10.00 am at St Mary’s Hall on the High Street, Overton
(details from Margaret Aldgate on 01256 279157)


26th February – Dublin, Ireland (Royal Dublin Society)
An evening event – time to be confirmed – at the Royal Dublin Society
(enter via the Members’ Club on Merrion Road)
(details from Gerard Whelan on 01 240 7256)


23rd April – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs (Wotton Arts Festival)
Subject, venue and time to be confirmed
(details nearer the time from Anne Parry on 01453 843144)


30th April – 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)


20th 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)



A Balkan Adventure
                      Greece-Albania border Greece–Albania border

John’s 2013 journey from Trieste to Istanbulclick here for details


‘A Balkan Adventure’ talk in 2020

                   Friendships remade Friendships remade

5th March – Sevenoaks, Kent (The Stag Theatre)
7.15 pm at The Stag Sevenoaks on London Road
(tickets £12.00 from the Box Office on 01732 450175)



The Old Silk Road to Afghanistan
                Wakhan CorridorWakhan Corridor

John’s five-month journey across central Asiaclick here for details


‘Old Silk Road to Afghanistan’ talks in 2020

              A helping handA helping hand

6th February – Sevenoaks, Kent (The Stag Theatre)
7.15 pm at The Stag Sevenoaks on London Road
(tickets £12.00 from the Box Office on 01732 450175)

24th February – Hastings, East Sussex (The Stables)
7.15 pm at The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre on The Bourne
(details nearer the time from the Box Office on 01424 423221)



China by the Back Door
              Murghab boysMurghab boys

A new talk about the final part of John’s 2011 journey across central Asia


‘China by the Back Door’ talk in 2020

                 Dunhuang camelDunhuang camel

1st April – 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 on 01962 863965)



Up the Mekong to Tibet
              Upper MekongUpper Mekong

John’s expedition to the source of the Mekongclick here for details


‘Up the Mekong’ talk in 2020

                       Monks in Phnom PenhMonks in Phnom Penh

27th February – Cork, Ireland (Cork Literary & 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 on 021 431 0043)



Llamas and Gangsters in Bolivia
                        ALT=Attention-seeking llamas

John’s salt trade and Butch Cassidy talkclick here for details


‘Llamas and Gangsters’ talk in 2020

                Uyuni salt lake Uyuni salt lake

7th March – 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)



An Englishman in Patagonia
                  Torres del Paine Torres del Paine

John’s talk about the southern tip of South Americaclick here for details


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2020

                 Welsh pioneers Welsh pioneers

16th March – Chester (Society of Thirteen)
7.30 pm at the Grosvenor Museum
on Grosvenor Street
(admission free to members – visitors £6.00 on the door –
details from Mike Nichol on 0151 346 1017)

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