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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 2020

                   Epiphany in Gonder Epiphany in Gonder

26th February – Dublin, Ireland (Royal Dublin Society)
6.30 pm in the Minerva Suite at the Royal Dublin Society
(enter via the Members’ Club on Merrion Road)


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)



Russia’s Secretive Corners
           Army recruits Army recruits

John’s other recent talkclick here for details


‘Russia’s Secretive Corners’ talk in 2020

            JP in Ukraine JP in Ukraine

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



A Balkan Adventure
                      Greece-Albania border Greece–Albania border

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


‘A Balkan Adventure’ talks 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)

11th March – Romsey, Hants (Romsey Library)
7.00 pm at the Library on Station Road
(tickets £5.00 from the Library on 01794 513341)



The Old Silk Road to Afghanistan
                Wakhan CorridorWakhan Corridor

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


‘Old Silk Road’ talks in 2020

              A helping handA helping hand

24th February – Hastings, East Sussex (The Stables)
7.30 pm at The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre on The Bourne
(tickets £13.50 – or £10.50 for under-18s and £8.50 for Stables members –
from the Box Office on 01424 423221)

18th November – Folkestone, Kent (The Tower Theatre)
An evening event (time to be announced) at The Tower Theatre on North Road
(details nearer the time from The Tower on 01303 223925)



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
)



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’ talks 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)

11th October – Hastings, East Sussex (The Stables)
7.30 pm at The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre on The Bourne
(booking available nearer the time from the Theatre on 01424 423221)



‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2021

                   Chiloé island boat Chiloé island boat

26th January – Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria (Grange Lecture Society)
7.15 pm at the Victoria Hall on Main Street
(admission free to members – visitors £5.00 on the door –
details from Dr Jeff Pattison on 015395 52398)

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