2008-2009 Calendar

Programme 2008-2009


October 7 John Gimlette Panther Soup – Travels through Europe in War and Peace
John returns to Europe with a US veteran & retraces his steps from Marseille and Bavaria to the Austrian Tyrol.
October 21 Josie Dew Long Cloud Ride
Another amazing journey by Josie to and around New Zealand.
November 4 Geoff Somers Slides of a Re-enactment to the South Pole Scott - Hero or Loser
A re-enactment in period clothing and food of 1910, comparing Scott’s fateful journey of nearly 100 years ago with modern polar travels.
November 18 Social

Annual Social for Members

December 2 Sarah Siese An Eco–Traveller in South America
Sarah picks the best of destinations & resorts in Brazil, Argentina & Chile – with the emphasis on ‘green’.
December 16 Chris Bradley Libya – The Mediterranean’s Greatest Secret
Closed for many years, Libya is slowly exposing its ancient Greek, Roman & Phoenician cultures.

January 6 Chris Beynon The Highest Road in the World?
From the lush foothills of southern Himachal Pradesh to the landscapes of Ladakh, Chris cycles his way around the stunning scenery of the Himalayas.
January 20 Mike Unwin In Search of the Luangwa
Few have ever followed the Luangwa River to its source but Mike travelled high into the remote Mafiga mountains to discover it for himself.
February 3 John Buckingham Australia – Birds, Wildlife, Flora and Scenery
A rare chance to share with John the beautiful birds, flowers, scenery and animals ‘down-under’.
February 17 Kev Reynolds
The Best of Southern Britain
A pictorial journey that explores the landscapes, buildings and secret corners of the southern counties.
March 3 John Harrison Across Barren Lands - Great Slave Lake to Hudson Bay
An account of a 950km canoe journey through the tundra of Canada’s NW Territories and Nunavit regions. A truly pristine wilderness.
March 17 Paul Whittle China – Beyond the Great Wall
Highlights of a 2000 mile journey from bustling Beijing & Xian to the remote and bleak mountainous Jing Peng region of Inner Mongolia.
April 7 Denise Heywood
A Cambodian Odyssey Part 2
Denise is a lecturer, journalist & photographer who
has travelled widely in SE Asia. This second talk on Cambodia highlights the beauty & history of Cambodian dance.
April 21 AGM & John Richardson A Russian Experience
Random journeys in rural Russia.