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Russia and Europe: What Next?
           Army recruitsArmy recruits

John’s latest talkclick here for details.


‘Russia and Europe’ talks in 2017

            JP in UkraineJP in Ukraine

18th October – 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
)


7th November – Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria (Grange Lecture Society)
7.15 pm at the
Victoria Hall on Main Street
(admission free to members – visitors £4.00, students £2.00, on the door –
details from Dr Jeff Pattison on 015395 52398)

13th November – Fleet, Hants (Fleet Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Fleet Road (entrance on Gurkha Square)
(tickets £7.50 including refreshments – advance booking essential –
from the Library on 01252 612709)

21st November – 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’ talk in 2018

                Transnistria posterTransnistria poster

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)


A Balkan Adventure
          John’s routeJohn’s route

John’s previous talkclick here for details


‘A Balkan Adventure’ talk in 2017

                    Cross-cultural greetingCross-cultural greeting

27th November – Ringwood, Hants (Ringwood Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Christchurch Road
(tickets £6.00 including refreshments – advance booking recommended –
from the Library on 01425 474255
)


Georgia to Afghanistan
              Caucasus farmerCaucasus farmer

John’s talk about Central Asiaclick here for details


‘Georgia to Afghanistan’ talk in 2017

                          A helping handHelping hand in Afghanistan

25th October – Romsey, Hants (Romsey Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Station Road
(tickets £8.00, including wine and nibbles,
from the Library on 01794 513341)


‘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
)


Inside the Middle East: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran
           Syrian bazaarSyrian bazaar

John’s eye-opening 2009 tripclick here for details


‘Inside the Middle East’ talks in 2017

                  Iranian city of QomIranian city of Qom

21st October – Alton, Hants (a fundraising talk for Alton Counselling Service)
7.30 pm (canapé reception and licensed bar) for 8.00 pm at Alton Assembly Rooms on the High Street
(tickets £15.00 from Alton Counselling Service on 01420 89207)

9th November – Carlisle (Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery)
7.30 pm at the
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Street
(tickets £12.00, or £10.00 for members, from the Box Office on 01228 618700 –
bar open from 6.30 pm, and the very popular pre-talk tapas can be ordered on 01228 618117)


An Englishman in Patagonia
               Torres del PaineTorres del Paine

A classic story from John’s early travels


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2017

              Welsh settlersWelsh settlers

1st November – Blackpool (International Travel and Holidays Association or Fylde Travellers)
7.30 pm at
Blackpool Sixth (Blackpool Sixth Form College) on Blackpool Old Road
(admission free to members – visitors £4.00 on the door –
details from Joan Gaffiney on 01253 700799)


‘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)

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)


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