London Meetings, Saturday 1st Nov 2014

This month we have:

  1. AGM : The clubs AGM starts at 1:00pm (card carrying members only), then at 2.30 the meeting begins

Speaking this month we have:

    1. Jeanie Copland – Trans-Siberian & beyond September Globies, 2013 – after a couple of pints, rashly stated that I would leave on 1st Nov. 2013 for my trans-Siberian journey. 1st November I Easyjetted to Moscow and the adventure began. A six day train journey, Moscow to Beijing, via Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) taken over 4/5 weeks, 7,200 kms and travelling (in part) in a dormitory on wheels — Later I travelled south through China, over the border to Vietnam, finally flying Ho Chi Min to Australia, but that is another talk.
    2. Rosemary J Brown – Around the World with Nellie Bly

      Flash back 125 years ago: Victoria was on the throne, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated and feisty journalist Nellie boarded a steamship in New York Harbour and sailed into history. Seventy-two days and 28,000 miles later, she broke the record for the fastest trip around the world and became a global celebrity.This spirited 25-year-old American set out to beat the travel time of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s *Around the World in Eighty Days*. Breaking free from prejudices that kept women ‘in their place,’ she made history her story.

      As freelance journalist, member of the Globetrotters Club and devoted Nellie Bly fan, Rosemary has just returned from tracing Nellie’s voyage to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the start of her world race on 14 November 1889 and her triumphant return to New York on 25 January 1890.

      Rosemary’s journey — registered with the Royal Geographical Society and endorsed by Women in Journalism — covered 22,500 miles, seven countries and three continents. Many of the ocean liner routes Nellie travelled no longer exist or are now closed by political tensions, so I opted to fly. More information can be found on my blog Nellie Bly in the Sky

    3. Adrian Bridge – In the footsteps of Franz Ferdinand: has had to postpone his talk.

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 about 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

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