Speaking this month we have:
- Jason Lewis – To The Brink
What can a terrifying crocodile attack, a year at sea in a tiny boat, contracting blood poisoning and malaria, and getting hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs tell us about global sustainability and safeguarding a healthy planet for future generations?
As the first person to circumnavigate the Earth using only human power – biking, hiking, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the oceans – Jason shares tales from his extraordinary journey and the overarching question that kept him going for thirteen years, taking him to the brink for an answer.
- John Pilkington – A Balkan Adventure
Our president John Pilkington spent five months last year exploring the Balkan mountains. “I’d been to Yugoslavia briefly in the 1970s,” he says. “Since then they’ve abandoned communism, suffered brutal conflicts and taken small steps towards coming together with the rest of Europe.
In Bosnia and Kosovo I found people still traumatised, but many were working hard to create a peaceful future.” John also met people in the remotest villages of Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria.
His stunning photos and inspiring commentary will make this a talk not to be missed.
Find out more at http://www.pilk.net
London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.
Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.
There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.
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