2014-2015 Calendar

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

  • Petra

    The Slow Train to Damascus & Exploring Eritrea

    October 7th

    Paul Whittle

    In a change to our advertised talk we will now join Paul to visit Petra and The Dead Sea, as well as exploring the little known former Italian colony of Eritrea.

  • Albania


    October 21st

    Oliver Gilkes

    Oliver, a widely respected archaeologist, has visited Albania many times to uncover its secrets. He explores this misunderstood country since it has opened its doors.

  • Borneo

    Images of Borneo

    November 4th

    Tony Escritt

    Through the eyes of several inhabitants of Malaysian Borneo, Tony takes a look at the character of the country, its landscapes and wildlife.

  • Tunisia

    Members' Social – The Many Faces of Africa

    November 18th

    Janet Parsons

    Join us for our annual social evening. This year we have an African photo quiz, BYO buffet and a short talk from our chairman on her recent visit to northern Tunisia.

  • Iran

    Ancient Persia and Modern Iran

    December 2nd

    Chris Bradley

    We visit the sites and ancient monuments of Persia which, like Persepolis, are a unique blend of styles from Egypt, Greece and India and which still delight visitors today.

  • Turkey

    Eastern Turkey

    December 16th

    Diana Darke

    Diana has travelled widely throughout the region – from the mighty Tigris and Euphrates to spectacular Lake Van and Mt Ararat.

  • Madagascar

    Madagascar – it's not just about Lemurs & Chameleons!

    January 6th

    Chris Beynon

    Chris cycles through central and eastern Madagascar seeing day to day life in this poor country, as well as some of the famous wildlife.

  • Bhutan

    Along the Spine of the Thunder-Dragon

    January 20th

    Catherine Moorehead

    An expedition across Bhutan, the ‘Switzerland of Asia’, taking in the unexplored region below the world’s highest unclimbed peak.

  • Arizona

    Utah and Arizona – a Love Affair

    February 3rd

    David Edwards

    David’s wide ranging talk explores the history, beauty and culture of an American landscape that gripped his soul like no other.

  • Balkans

    Bulgaria – Three Millennia of Balkan History

    February 17th

    Alexander Koller

    A country rich in architectural heritage and historic sites, set within the beautiful and unspoilt scenery of the Balkan mountains, Danube Plains and Black Sea Coast.

  • mountaineer

    The Longest Climb on Earth

    March 3rd

    Dominic Faulkner

    From the shores of the Dead Sea to the summit of Everest, this ambitious and dangerous 8000km journey challenged every extreme.

  • berber

    Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

    March 17th

    Alan Palmer

    We experience trekking the desolate mountains, green valleys and traditional Berber villages of the Moroccan Atlas extending to the wilderness of Jebel Sahro, home to nomadic warriors.

  • Japan

    The Mysteries of Japan

    April 7th

    Matt Spiller

    A look beyond the classic sights to discover the amazing experiences Japan has to offer. Whatever your travel interests journey with us to the Land of the Rising Sun.

  • China

    China – Old and New

    April 21st

    AGM & Robert MacAndrew

    On the tourist trail from Beijing to Xian, Chengdu, Suzhou and Shanghai, contrasting the famous sights of the older China with the rapid modern redevelopment.

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

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 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!