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This page was last revised on 18th September 2020 –
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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’ talk in 2020

                  Epiphany in Gonder Epiphany in Gonder

20th October – Midhurst, West Sussex (Midhurst U3A)
(
This has been postponed until 2022 – see the next Midhurst entry below)


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talk in 2021

               Mountain priest Mountain priest

25th February – 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)



‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talk in 2022

              Eritrean farmers Eritrean farmers

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 Secret Corners
           Army recruits Army recruits

John’s other recent talkclick here for details


‘Russia’s Secret Corners’ talks in 2020

            JP in Ukraine JP in Ukraine

23rd November – Dumfries (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
An evening event – time and venue to be announced
(
This has been replaced by an online talk,
‘Secrets of the Russian Caucasus’
which will be available on 25th November
on the RSGS website)

24th November – Galashiels, Selkirkshire (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
An evening event – time and venue to be announced
(
This has been replaced by an online talk,
‘Secrets of the Russian Caucasus’
which will be available on 25th November
on the RSGS website)

25th November – Ayr (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
An evening event – time and venue to be announced
(
This has been replaced by an online talk,
‘Secrets of the Russian Caucasus’
which will be available on 25th November
on the RSGS website)

26th November – Helensburgh, West Dunbartonshire
(Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
An evening event – time and venue to be announced
(
This has been replaced by an online talk,
‘Secrets of the Russian Caucasus’
which will be available on 25th November
on the RSGS website)


‘Russia’s Secret Corners’ talk in 2021

                    Soviet-era propaganda Soviet-era propaganda

29th April – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs (Wotton Arts Festival)
Time and venue to be announced
(details nearer the time from Anne Parry on 01453 843144)



Whitchurch to China ‘the Hard Way’
                   A helping handHorsemen standing by

An online talk about John’s 1987 and 2011 journeys across central Asia


‘Whitchurch to China’ talk in 2020

               Dunhuang camelYak’s milk yogurt

Available from 11th to 20th September
Celebrating Heritage Open Days in and around Winchester
(Click here to view)



China by the Back Door
              A helping handA helping hand

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’)
(
This has been postponed – contact Sarah Chanter on 01491 572499
or John Pilkington on 01962 863965 for more information
)


Exploring the Mekong River
             Upper MekongUpper Mekong

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


‘Exploring the Mekong River’ talks in 2020

                    Monks in Phnom PenhMonks in Phnom Penh

4th November – Blackpool (International Travel and Holidays Association
or Fylde Travellers)
(
This has been postponed until 2021 – see the website,
or contact Joan Gaffiney on 01253 700799 for more information
)

13th November – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(This has been postponed until 2021 – see the website,
or contact the Discovery Centre on 01962 454747 for more information
)


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

28th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street

(
This has been postponed until 2021 – see the website,
or contact the Discovery Centre on 01962 454747 for more information
)


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2021

                  Chiloé island boat Chiloé island boat

26th January – Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria (Grange Lecture Society)
(
Unfortunately this has been postponed until 2022 – see the website,
or contact Dr Jeff Pattison on 015395 52398 for more information
)


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(*Other websites may not always be up-to-date)




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