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‘The Abyssinian Difficulty’: Retracing a Victorian Expedition
                  Expedition bridgeExpedition bridge

John’s forthcoming Eritrea and Ethiopia tripclick here for details


‘Abyssinian Difficulty’ talks in 2018

              On the marchOn the march

21st September – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and Practical Action)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking available nearer the time
from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603 or from John)

4th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and Practical Action)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking available nearer the time
from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603 or from John)

12th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and Practical Action)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking available nearer the time
from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603 or from John)

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)


‘Abyssinian Difficulty’ talks in 2019

                   Post-mortem reportPost-mortem report

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 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)

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 on 01962 863965)


Russia and Europe: What Next?
           Army recruitsArmy recruits

John’s latest talkclick here for details.


‘Russia and Europe’ talk in 2018

            JP in UkraineJP in Ukraine

7th June – Near Worthing, West Sussex (Steyning Festival)
6.00 pm at the
Gluck Studio on Church Street
(tickets available nearer the time –
details from Adrian Gobat on 01903 879305)


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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