London Meetings, Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Tom Fremantle – A thousand mile walk along the US-Mexico border – and other stories!

    Tom Fremantle talks about lessons from the road with a focus on the US-Mexico border. His latest book – just launched – is called Pancho’s Song, a young adult novel set on the US-Mexico border.

    Tom’s website is

    Tom is also speaking to support the amazing work of Shiksha Rath, at The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA on Friday, 14 October 2016

    Tom Fremantle for SHIKSHA RATH
    Tom Fremantle for SHIKSHA RATH
  2. John Gimlette – Elephant Complex – Travels in Sri Lanka

    John Gimlette describes his three months of travels in Sri Lanka. Few places are as contradictory. The island is home to over 7,300 wild elephants and yet it’s only the size of Ireland. For the last three decades, it’s hosted not only an alluring tourist industry but also the most savage civil war Asia has ever known (1983-2009). Venturing into the remotest corners of the country, John will be offering advice for those wishing to share in the beauty and strangeness of this remarkable country.

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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