2013-2014 Calendar

A list of this season's talks appears below, click on an individual entry for more information.

  • Tortillas to Totems

    October 1st

    Sam Manicom

    North America - A reverse culture shock. After six and a half years travelling by motorcycle around the world, Sam and Birgit headed north into Mexico. Bandits and gun toting policemen? Not what was scaring Sam…

  • The Legend of Livingstone

    October 15th

    John Blashford-Snell

    An evening to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone.

  • A Glimpse of Eternal Snows

    November 5th

    Jane Wilson-Howarth

    A Journey of love and loss in the Himalayas.

  • Members Social (a Moorish & Berber evening)

    November 19th

    Chris Beynon

    Join us for our annual social evening – a photo quiz on the Cities of Spain, food and Chris Beynon's journey to Morocco.

  • The Crimea and Florence Nightingale

    December 3rd

    Paul Whittle

    The story of this major but largely forgotten conflict, plus the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale both during that war and afterwards.

  • Walking to the North Pole

    December 17th

    Mike Laird

    Boots, beards and balaclavas – 27 days crossing the Arctic Ocean on foot.

  • Singing with the Sea Canaries

    January 7th

    Mike Unwin

    Singing with the sea canaries: belugas, bears and other adventures in Canada's Hudson Bay.

  • On Foot across China

    January 21st

    Leon McCarron

    A 3000 mile walking expedition, trekking the length of China from Mongolia to Hong Kong.

  • Georgia to Afghanistan

    February 4th

    John Pilkington

    In an exciting sequel to his “Axis of Evil” trip, John heads east from the Caucasus and after extraordinary adventures reaches the source of the Oxus in Afghanistan's legendary Wakhan Corridor.

  • ‘Milord Abroad’ – the British on the Grand Tour

    February 18th

    William Forrester

    We follow the young lords across Europe in the 18th century – considering travel, sights, tutors, tour guides, purchases, swindlers and the magnificent portraits of Milord abroad!

  • Costa Rica – Birds, Wildlife, Flora And Scenery

    March 4th

    John Buckingham

    This tiny country of Central America has an amazing natural diversity. We can enjoy exotic birds, lush vegetation, strange mammals, insects and beautiful dancing butterflies.

  • Myanmar – Land of the Golden Temples

    March 18th

    Harry & Jean Wickens

    Harry and Jean's visit covered the former Burma's ancient and colonial past, modern temples and hill tribe villages – a country opening up to tourism and possibly democracy.

  • Traditional women at Titicaca

    Cycle Touring in Peru & Bolivia

    April 1st

    Peter Crofts

    In a change to the originally scheduled talk, Peter will now tell us about his cycling trip from Cusco in Peru, by train to Lake Titicaca and then cycling across the Altiplano to La Paz in Bolivia.

  • Greenland Summer – a Tribute to Mike Banks

    April 15th

    AGM & Audrey Olley

    A trip to Greenland in 1975 with Mike Banks, former speaker to the club and President, who died recently.

These are the main items of the programme, but they may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Other events will be announced at the meetings and in our newsletters.

Download this season's programme as a pdf file (updated July 2013)

Members' Evenings:

Members' evenings are given during the season, for members by members, either in their own homes or in the small hall at Onslow Village Hall. Full details and bookings will be available at regular Club meetings.

We would like to be able to offer a wide programme of Members Evenings this season, so if you have digital photographs or slides and have some interesting travels to share, please let us know!