A list of this season's talks appears below, click on an individual entry for more information. We will be making use of Zoom at the start the season, with live, online-only presentations, but hope to return to the Hall as soon as the COVID-19 situation allows.
Jan takes us on a journey across Eastern Europe from Romania via East Slovakia and Riga to Tallinn, the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe.
In early 2019 Charlie Walker undertook a two-month crossing of the rugged interior of Papua New Guinea by foot and packraft, via the country’s highest peaks and longest river.
No stranger to trekking in Morocco, Alan joins Aït ‘Atta tribes on their annual winter transhumance trek, returning from their High Atlas summer pastures to their homeland in Jebel Sahro.
Chris recounts his experiences of living in Khiva, Uzbekistan for seven years – starting in a carpet factory and ending up being the largest employer in town.
John has adventured across 38 countries, always returning with stories of experiences of a world few have encountered - Greenland, Alaska, Antarctica, Mongolia, Ethiopia...
Members’ only evening with quiz and members’ talks, all held online on Zoom.
Join Andy as he explains how an old photograph on his Grandmother's wall, led him on an adventure through Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt in search of an enigmatic man with a bike (and a monkey!)
Expedition Leader Jo talks in depth about the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and what can make each summit a daunting challenge in its own right.
Kate rode the length of South America on ‘Woody’; a bamboo bicycle she built herself. Following the spine of the Andes, Kate explored the urgent challenge of biodiversity loss.
Paul, photographer, presenter and outspoken defender of persecuted species, has spent years with spotted and striped predators and will show us many of his award-winning images.
Explorer Reza will share tales of his journey to the tense frontiers of the Sahel, from Senegal to Somalia and from the Dogon Hunters in Mali to the Wodaabe nomads in Chad.
Andrew will take us on a journey across the Mediterranean and beyond, exploring the incredible diversity of UNESCO sites available to explorers.
Our second members’ only evening of the season, with quiz and a short talk on South Korea, all held online using Zoom.
Charlie spends four months on the 3000km Te Araroa Trail along the length of New Zealand, seeing its most spectacular and remote landscapes.
Would you change your travel plans? Graham will discuss how we can make our own travel more sustainable. Andy counts himself lucky to have seen many fantastic wildlife spectacles around the world, and in this talk he will share his knowledge of the Galapagos Islands.
These are the main items of the programme, but they may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Any changes or other events will be announced at the meetings and in our newsletters.