London Meetings, Saturday, March 5, 2016

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Daniel Evans – Footsteps Beyond the Pond

    Daniel has a special interest in the cryosphere (cold environments) and received a scholarship from the Royal Geographical Society when he was just 17 to travel and study in Alaska.

    After two months working as a field assistant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he undertook a tour of the US West Coast, absorbing the culture of Washington State, Oregon and California before heading up to Canada.

    Daniel has always had a passion for Geography, fostered no doubt from being brought up exploring his home county of Norfolk. With a desire to learn more about how the planet operates, Daniel is currently in the third year of his BSc Physical Geography degree programme and aspires to go on to achieve a Masters and PhD.

    Daniel is a keynote and after-dinner speaker to Rotary Clubs, the Woman’s Institute, schools and colleges across the country. He has also lectured at the Royal Geographical Society and many conferences. Recently, he was awarded the Ivan Palfrey Trophy for services towards the wider geographical community.

    Additionally, in his own time, he produces documentaries to inspire young people to study the landscape around them, writes essays and publishes all of this work on his blog:

  2. Jacqui Trotter – Israel.
  3. Unfortunately Alan Palmer has had to cancel.

    Alan Palmer – Diverse encounters in India's North-East Frontier Agency – Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Assam.

    Alan Palmer previously presented for us at The Globetrotters Club three years ago when he delivered an illustrated talk about his experiences of trekking through the High Atlas and Ant-Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Having first visited the country in 1979 and having regularly trekked there since 1986, he was in a good position to do so. More recently, he has focused upon the rich cultural diversity of North East India.

    During the course of two seasons in 2015, first through the deluge of the summer monsoon and then under the clear, blue skies of winter, Alan crossed the mountainous tribal regions of Arunachal Pradesh (inadvertently almost straying into Bhutan), traversed the plains of northern Assam, and then sought out remote traditional villages in Nagaland (accidentally wandering across the border into Myanmar, Burma).

    Alan will present an illustrated talk to us about his recent travels, focusing upon the remarkable ethnic and cultural diversity of the people he met in this remote corner of North East India.

    Alan is author of “Moroccan Atlas – The Trekking Guide” (Trailblazer Publications 2010, second edition 2014).He has also contributed to Pakistan and The Silk Road (both by Insight Guides). In 2012 he formed his own company, Yak Travel Limited, planning and organising fully personalised treks and 4×4 tours for individuals and small groups in Morocco and North East India.

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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