London Meeting, Saturday, September 7th 2019

Speaking this month we have:

1st: Julie and Keith Tame – Camping in Africa – a Grown up Gap Year.

Julie and Keith have had many holidays in Africa but in 2015 we set off on an overland trip for 15 months in their Landcover, camping in remote places, watching wildlife and having adventures.

From South Africa to Uganda and everywhere in-between. Along challenging roads, through deep sand and through water crossings Julie and Keith had some amazing experiences and  we would love to share some of this with you.

Julie and Keith hope that their talk will inspire you to take a grown up gap year of your own.

Follow their next adventure on:

2nd: Peter Jartoft – Beowulf VS Hygelac and Geatland.

Beowulf,  a fictional king in the epic poem!

But king Hygelac mentioned in the poem was real, what kind of locations with names and archaeology can we find that may explain the origin of the poem?

We will also add other real kings mentioned in old texts such as Emund Coal-burner as we speak and include Geatlands medieval history.

About the speaker:

Peter Jartoft, born 1969 AD, has a Master of Science Engineering Physics, one of his interests is in history and archaeology.

Reading the Beowulf poem he asked himself the question “Where did Hygelac live?”.

Based on this question, the Land of Beowulf guided tours originate.

Find out more at:

Admission costs, we charge a small cash fee of £3 for Globetrotters members and £6 for non-members on the door to cover our expenses, tea/coffee and biscuits are included free in the interval between the talks.

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 between 45 – 60 minutes.

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.

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