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.

  • Manatee

    Wild(life) Swimming and Sleeping

    October 5th

    Phoebe Smith

    Phoebe shares the ultimate wildlife experiences around the world, involving some very wild nights out and some even wilder swims - all whilst highlighting major conservation issues.

  • Polar

    Polar Exposure: To the Top of a Changing World

    October 19th

    Felicity Aston MBE

    In 2018, Felicity led a team of 10 women from across Europe and the Middle East on a ski expedition to traverse the last degree of latitude to the North Geographic Pole.

  • Tusheti

    Travels in Tusheti

    November 2nd (change of date)

    Chris Wills

    Chris and family explore the Tusheti region of Georgia on horseback, learning about the Tush, their way of life and discovering ancient settlements and villages on the way.

  • Brazil

    Multifaceted Brazil

    November 16th (change of date)

    Alex Robinson

    There’s far more to Brazil than Rio, carnival, the Iguaçu Falls and the Amazon. South America’s giant is a continent not a country, and Alex shows what to see and why.

  • Burma

    Members' Social Evening & Burmese Days

    November 30th

    Paul Whittle

    Members’ only evening with quiz, after which Paul gives us a colourful insight to the beautiful but troubled ‘Golden Land’ of Myanmar and what the future now holds for its people.

  • Bear

    Walking with Bears

    December 14th

    Andy Skillen

    Join award-winning photographer Andy on his experiences photographing bears on foot: an evening of unique images and close-up encounters with grizzlies and polar bears.

  • Rwanda

    Rwanda: Land of One Thousand Hills

    January 4th

    Chris Beynon

    Chris takes us on a cycle tour around the north of Rwanda from the capital Kigali up to Lake Kivu on the border with the DRC, also dropping in to see the famous mountain gorillas.

  • Canal

    Slow Adventures on Britain’s Canals

    January 18th

    Jasper Winn

    Jasper talks about his 1000 miles of slow travel on towpaths and waterways as he explores the history, geography, industrial heritage and the present use of Britain’s canal system.

  • Orangutan

    Wildlife through a Lens

    February 1st

    Tom Way

    Tom gives an insight into his life as a fine art wildlife photographer working with large mammals around the world in pursuit of the perfect wildlife portraits.

  • Prince Edward Island

    Prince Edward Island through the Seasons

    February 15th

    Sue Ablett

    In a change to the published programme, Sue tells us all about the smallest province in Canada.

  • India

    India: The Road to Independence

    March 1st

    Olie Hunter Smart

    To discover more of the story of its Independence, Olie walks the length of India, a 4500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition.

  • Iran

    Revolutionary Ride in Iran

    March 15th

    Lois Pryce

    Lois tells of how she received an unusual ‘summons’ which led her to embark upon a 3000 mile motorcycle ride around the mountains, deserts, cities and villages of Iran.

  • Iceland

    Crossing Iceland: From South to North on Foot

    March 29th

    Will Copestake

    Will talks about crossing Iceland on foot in 2011. A three month, ultra-low budget student adventure, living and learning the raw side of the Land of Ice and Fire.

  • Bolivia

    AGM & Bolivia: South America in a Microcosm

    April 5th

    Sharon Collins

    Bolivia is often described as encapsulating the variety of South America. Sharon takes us from the lush lowlands to high Altiplano, also giving an insight to the wildlife and people.

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.

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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!