Speaking this month we have:
- Paul Hughes – Adventures closer to home.
Having grown up in the North East of Scotland, Paul has always felt at home in the great outdoors. His interest in the natural environment has lead to him working in the outdoor industry in Scotland, for an environmental charity, traveling extensively and studying then teaching Geography.
After moving to London in 2015 Paul became acutely aware that his urban ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ were in most cases completely detached with nature and wilderness…he decided that something must be done to change this. Therefore in the summer of 2016 he started his biggest adventure to date – to inspire others to leave the urban jungle and travel back to nature.
Paul will discuss with you his journey of discovery including the why travel is essential and how you can invite adventure into your daily life.
- Duncan Gough – Viaje en España – Travelling in Spains
In this presentation Duncan talks from more than 30 years of journeys
in Spain. His experiences have gone into his books ‘Back Roads of
Spain’ and ‘Sketches of Spain’.
The emphasis is on the real Spain of small towns and villages off the
beaten track, of unusual and interesting places that few tourists may
It is about the Spanish character and culture, and how to make the
most of interactions with this generous nation.
Also covered is some of the more important legal and road safety
issues, with a dash of ornithology and history.
Duncan realised that many people don’t really think much in advance
how they are going to record their holiday or adventure, or don’t find
it easy to develop the record into a narrative.
The aim of the presentation is to give a structure for making the most
interesting account, whether for themselves, their grandchildren or
with the aim of publication.
It includes suggestions for equipment and information on details
like the resolution requirements for photography that will print with
decent quality, audio recording and routes to publication.
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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