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

John’s latest Eritrea and Ethiopia talkclick here for details

‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2018

             Eritrean farmersEritrean farmers

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)

30th November – Portsmouth (a fundraising event organised by Oxfam Portsmouth Action Group
Oxfam and Practical Action)
6.45 for 7.00 pm in the
Cathedral Discovery Centre at St John’s Catholic Cathedral on Bishop Crispian Way
(tickets £12.00 – students £6.00 – including a themed supper
from Dr Owen Plunkett on 023 9225 4959 or from Sue James on 023 9225 0267)

‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2019

            John's donkeyJohn’s donkey

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 Pilkington 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)

24th January – Southampton (a fundraising event for the
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group for refugees and asylum seekers)
7.30 pm at Avenue St Andrew’s Church on The Avenue
(details from Hazel Still on 01794 388493)

2nd February – Near Andover, Hants (Goodworth Clatford Village Club)
7.30 pm at the Village Club on Longstock Road, Goodworth Clatford
booking details nearer the time from Margaret Scard on 01264 353055)

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 Pilkington on 01962 863965)

11th February – Ringwood, Hants (Ringwood Library)
An evening event
– time to be announced – at the Library on Christchurch Road
(details nearer the time from the Library on 0300 555 1387)

12th February – Gosport, Hants (Gosport Discovery Centre)
An evening event
– time to be announced – at the Discovery Centre on the High Street
(details nearer the time from the Discovery Centre on 0300 555 1387)

13th February – Romsey, Hants (Romsey Library)
An evening event
– time to be announced – at the Library on Station Road
(details nearer the time from the Library on 0300 555 1387)

28th February – Cork, Ireland (Cork Literary and 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)

5th March – Purley, Surrey (Purley Literary Society)
8.00 pm at the
United Reformed Church Hall on Brighton Road
(admission free to members – visitors £5.00 on the door –
details from John and Bobbie Wilson on 020 8657 3189)

7th March – Carlisle (Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery)
7.30 pm at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Street
(booking details nearer the time from the Box Office on 01228 618700)

15th March – Near Dorchester (a fundraising event for Piddlehinton Millennium Green)
7.30 pm at Piddle Valley First School in Piddletrenthide
(booking details nearer the time
from Susan Belgrave on 01300 348228 or from Prof Alan Phillips on 01300 348220)

25th to 30th March – Hong Kong (Royal Geographical Society – Hong Kong)
Dates and times to be announced (details from the Society on +852 2583 9700)

3rd April – Bristol (Wilderness Lectures)
7.30 pm at the University of Bristol’s Chemistry Theatre on Cantocks Close, off Woodland Road
(booking available nearer the time from StanfordsBristol store at
29 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT – tel. 0117 929 9966)

11th April – Winchester (a Winchester Rotary fundraising talk for End Polio Now)
7.00 pm at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking details nearer the time from Gill Russell on 01962 855615)

17th April – 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)

26th April – Near Witney, Oxon (a fundraising event for Prostate Cancer UK and the
Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group)
7.30 pm at Finstock Village Hall on School Road, Finstock
(booking details nearer the time from Mike Breakell on 01993 868201)

14th May – Exeter (South West Region of the
Royal Geographical Society, with the Institute of British Geographers Annual Forum and Dinner)
6.30 for 7.00 pm at the Exeter Golf and Country Club on Topsham Road
(details from Derry Corey on 01752 703354)

23rd May – Whitchurch, Hants (a fundraising event for Whitchurch Silk Mill)
7.00 for 7.30 pm at Whitchurch Silk Mill on Winchester Street
(tickets £15.00, or £12.00 for Friends of the Silk Mill – will include a glass of wine on arrival –
from the Silk Mill on 01256 892065)

12th September – Esher, Surrey (Royston Pike Lecture Series)
7.30 pm at a venue to be announced
(details nearer the time from Tristen Hennigs on 01372 474584)

25th September – Winchester (a fundraising event for The Friends of H.O.P.E.,
working with Earth Trust Nilgiris in India)
6.45 for 7.00 pm at the ManowThai restaurant on St George’s Street
(booking details nearer the time from ManowThai on 01962 890688 or from David Pople on 01962 869428)

1st October – 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)

14th October – Darlington (Darlington Lecture Association)
7.30 pm at Carmel College’s John Caden Hall on The Headlands
(details from Margaret Cunningham on 01325 469014)

23rd October – Easingwold, North Yorks (Galtres Centre)
7.30 pm at the Galtres Centre on the Market Square
(booking details nearer the time from the Box Office on 01347 822472)

8th November – Near Zeist, Netherlands (Dorpshuis ’t Trefpunt Austerlitz)
8.00 pm at Het Trefpunt on Schooldwarsweg, Austerlitz
(admission €8,00 on the door – details from Ingrid van Leeuwen on +31 343 491728)

10th November – Deventer, Netherlands (British Society Deventer)
3.00 pm at Wijkcentrum de Schalm on Dreef
(details from Marijke Lemmerman on +31 571 271630)

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 from Jill Linklater on 01724 853822)

‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2020

            The Queen's armyThe Queen’s army

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)

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)

The Silk Road from Georgia to Afghanistan
                         A helping handHelping hand in Afghanistan

John’s talk about Central Asiaclick here for details

‘Silk Road from Georgia to Afghanistan’ talk in 2019

                 A Kyrgyz welcomeA Kyrgyz welcome

12th March – Winchester (Hampshire Record Office)
7.30 pm at the Hampshire Record Office on Sussex Street
(booking details nearer the time from Heather Needham on 01962 846154)

Russia and Europe: What Next?
           Army recruitsArmy recruits

John’s other recent talkclick here for details.

‘Russia and Europe’ talk in 2019

            JP in UkraineJP in Ukraine

29th April – Chandler’s Ford, Hants (Chandler’s Ford Library)
An evening event
– time to be announced – at the Library on Oakmount Road
(details nearer the time from the Library on 0300 555 1387)

‘Russia and Europe’ talk in 2020

                  Abkhazia mountainsAbkhazia mountains

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)

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