London Meetings, Saturday 9th January 2016

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Two Mini Talks
    1. Mary Fogarty – Djibouti: in search of the whale shark.A boat trip around the horn of Africa in search of whale sharks and another boat and Devils Island, inhabited by evil spirits and held in more fear by the locals than the French Foreign Legion, who train nearby …

      Mary Fogarty is a magazine editor and travel guide. She is always on the move, always searching for another Devil’s Island, and now also taking trips to Morocco on a regular basis:

      See and Facebook for more information.

    2. Dan Bachmann – Why we travel Many talks have been given on the general philosophy of ‘why we travel’. This time, it is a very personal story of hitting the road and following the heart.

  2. Brian Anderson – Images From The Edge. Brian Anderson, Wirral based photographer and adventurer, has travelled to 55+ countries and territories around the world. Join Brian for a portfolio of his stunning wildlife and landscape photographs from some of the coldest and most spectacular landscapes in the world, and a look at some of the explorers who ‘discovered’ these frigid places. This Illustrated Talk features the great explorers, Ferdinand Magellan, John Weddell, Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen, plus the unique wildlife, including; whales, seals, penguins, walruses, albatrosses and polar bears, that has adapted to survive in these inhospitable worlds. Travelling tens of thousands of miles, we will see icebergs and frozen seas at the North Pole, the wonderful wildlife of South Georgia, the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, and the inhospitable but amazing coastline of Tierra del Fuego. There is something here for everyone. This talk is a must for adventurers, those ‘afflicted with wanderlust’, or those who prefer travelling to very cold places from a comfortable armchair. ImagesFromTheEdgeFlyervLondon
  3. By tradition we follow this meeting with a New Year Party post-meeting – everyone is invited to bring food and drink and participate!

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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