Saturday March 3rd, 2012

Speaking this month we have:

  • Neil Rees – In the Footsteps of King Zog of Albania Neil Rees researched King Zog of Albania and his exile in Buckinghamshire, England during the war. He has retraced his footsteps from his birth in rural Albania in 1895 to his death in Paris in 1961. He wrote a local history book called “A Royal Exile” about the story which has been translated into Albanian, and he is reliably informed that it is probably the first Buckinghamshire local history book ever to be translated into Albanian. It was launched at the national museum in Tirana in November 2011.
  • Nadine Horn – Grateful for a spoon and getting trousers sewed by an Icelandic – Mission Spain What if you know that you like to travel, but simply don’t know where to start? Every day is the same and you feel that time is simply passing by? The talk is about the journey of creating unplanned adventures around you such as walking the Grand Union Canal from Birmingham to Northampton, walking from the heart of Edinburgh until encountering hills – discovering the motivation for the travel bug and ending up organising the first expedition in 30 days: Cycling around Spain solo – exploring a country you think you know but as a famous saying points out – it’s the journey that makes the difference. And then the stories follow…from being grateful for a spoon and getting your trousers sewed by an Icelandic.

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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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