Past online meetings

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024 (on the 2nd Saturday)

    Speaking on Saturday, June 8, 2024 we have :

    1st: Joe Sheffer – The Road to Oxiana.

    2nd: Mary Fogarty – Northern Greece: in search of Macedonian roots

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 (on the 2nd Saturday)

    Speaking on Saturday, May 11, 2024 (on 2nd Saturday) we have :

    1st: Marco Carnovale – Maldives

    2nd: Simon Banks – Avoiding the Cold, Wet, Miserable and S.A.D. People of Britain” – Travel Lessons & Recent Life Adventures in NZ, Oz & Malawi.

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 (on the 2nd Saturday)

    Speaking on Saturday, April 13, 2024 (on the 2nd Saturday) we have:

    1st: Jacqui Trotter – Homegoing: Part 3.
    2nd: Lucy Lethbridge – Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to find themselves

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024

    Speaking on Saturday, March 2, 2024 we have :

    1st: Jay Ginn – Peru and Ecuador
    2nd: Nick Marchant – A Toast To Georgia

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024

    Speaking in February we have :

    1st: Mark Weston – Lake Victoria, The Saviour Fish: Life and Death on Africa’s Greatest Lake

    2nd: David Lee – In search of the real Ho Chi Minh Trail – when would you turn back?

  • London Meeting, Saturday, January 6, 2024

    Speaking in January we have :

    Around the world in eighty minutes.

    10 presentations of 10 slides

    The format is talks by ten speakers for ten minutes giving a fast paced journey around the Globe

    By tradition we follow this meeting with a New Year Party post-meeting

  • London Meeting, Saturday, December 2, 2023

    Speaking in December we have :

    1st: Peter Payne – Africa Along the Equator

    2nd: Rosemary J Brown – Train Pass Tales 2023: On track through Switzerland, Iberia and Japan.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, November 4, 2023

    In November we have:

    AGM: The club AGM starts at 12:00 pm (card-carrying members only), then at 2.30 pm the meeting begins

    Speaking at 2.30 pm we have:

    1st: Kevin Brackley – DC monuments and museums

    2nd: Atlantic Escapade – From a Brighton Pub to Barbados – the Hard Way

  • London Meeting, Saturday, October 7, 2023

    Speaking in October we have :

    1st: Linda Fox – Gorilla Tracking
    2nd: Alan Palmer – On the Edge of the World – Pakistan

  • London Meeting, Saturday, 2nd September, 2023

    Speaking in September we have :

    1st: Francesca Jaggs – Northern lights, and the world’s northernmost permanent settlement.
    2nd: Mary Fogarty – Places I was dragged to by my Dad.

  • London Meeting, August 2023

    There is no meeting in August.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, July 1, 2023

    Speaking in July we have :

    Christopher Forse – On the Road in North America

    We are trying out a different format this month, Christopher Forse will be speaking before and after the break.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, June 10, 2023

    Speaking in June (on the 2nd Saturday of the month) we have :

    1st: Candy Whittome – Wars, words and (cycle)ways: Cycling at 60

    2nd: Adam Weymouth – Kings of the Yukon

  • London Meeting, Saturday, May 13, 2023

    Speaking in May we have :

    1st: Alexis Parrinder-Nicholls – Travelling with music: The power of music to navigate difficult situations and bring people together

    2nd: Sharon Cunningham – Miss Honeyjam’s Mid-Life Cycle

    Venue Change: Due to the coronation on our regular date we have a venue change for this meeting, the meeting will be held at Covent Garden Dragon Hall  17 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LT

  • London Meeting, Saturday, April 1, 2023

    Speaking in April we have :

    1st: Nick Fielding – Tracing the Atkinsons: On horseback in Central Asia and Siberia.

    2nd: Rosemary Alexander – Alternative Italy

  • London Meeting, Saturday, March 4, 2023

    Speaking in March we have :

    1st: Gill Suttle – Scorched Earth: Bedouin if the Syrian Desert.

    2nd: Chris Burrows – My Berlin

  • London Meeting, Saturday, February 4, 2023

    Speaking in February we have :

    1st: Noel Perry – Travels in a Van called Speedbump
    2nd: Jeanie Copland – Interrailing with my granddaughter.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, January 7, 2023

    Speaking in January we have:

    Sheila Robinson – Georgia and Armenia
    Justyna Hellebrand – Seven Weddings Around the World in Under a Year

    By tradition we follow this meeting with a New Year Party post-meeting

  • London Meeting, Saturday, December 3, 2022

    Speaking in December we have:

    1st Doreen Tayler – Curious Christmas Customs
    2nd Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes, the sidecar guys – Siberia.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, November 5, 2022

    Speaking in November we have:

    1st Christopher Forse – Thirty Years of Travel in China.
    2nd Anthony Britton – Motorcycling to Greece via Montenegro and Albania -August 2022.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:
    1st: David Redford – Horn of Africa ( “Round the Horn”).
    2nd: Tharik Hussain – Looking for Muslim Europe

  • London Meeting, Saturday, September 3, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Chris Burrows – My Berlin
    2nd Rebecca Lowe – The Slow Road to Tehran

  • London Meeting, Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st: Sophie Ibbotson – Fergana Valley: The Hub of the Silk Web
    2nd: Claire Nelson – Things I Learned from Falling.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, June 11, 2022

    This meeting is the 2nd weekend of the month due Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Holiday.

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st: Sandra Reekie – Yolo to Solo
    2nd: Shafik Meghji – Crossed off the Map: Travels in Bolivia

  • London Meeting, Saturday, May 7, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st: Jane Wilson-Howarth – health work and wildlife encounters in Nepal
    2nd: Nori Jemil – The Travel Photographer’s Way

  • London Meeting, Saturday, April 2, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st: Kat Towers – Solo Female Van Life in the UK and Beyond – Destination Bulgaria!
    2nd: Alan Palmer – Vainglorious pursuits – The Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, March 5, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Pip Stewart – Life Lessons from the Amazon: A Guide to Life From One Epic Jungle Adventure
    2nd John Gimlette – Madagascar: The Gardens of Mars

  • London Meeting, Saturday, February 5, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Mary Fogarty – Trekking with M Sarkozy and a mule called Habiba (Beloved)
    2nd Anthony Britton – Tuvalu – paradise threatened.

  • London Meeting, Saturday, January 8, 2022

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Ben Harris – Expedition Tanganyika
    2nd John Pilkington – China by the Back Door

  • London Meeting, Saturday, December 4, 2021

    Speaking this month:

    1st Mary Fogarty – From the Pasha’s Palace to the desert city of the Haddou.
    2nd Rob Ainsley – How to cycle abroad without leaving Britain

  • London Meeting, Saturday, November 6, 2021

    Speaking this month:

    1st Helen Crisp – Madrid – Midnight City
    2nd Neil Foulks – Road Trip New Zealand

  • London Meeting, Saturday, October 2, 2021

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Jacqui Trotter -Headed Home Part 2: Kyrgyzstan & China
    2nd Two mini-talks from Annc Freeborn and Eric Hayman

  • London Meeting, Saturday, September 4, 2021

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Jan Parsons – From the North Cape to the Mediterranean

    2nd Two mini-talks form Svatka Hermanek and Eric Hayman

  • London Meeting, Saturday, July 3, 2021

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Kamila Raihane – The Gambia- A taste of kindness, history and nature
    2nd Rosemary J Brown – THE REFUGEE SAGA: My journey beyond the headlines

  • London Meeting, Saturday, June 12, 2021

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st EmmaLucy Cole – Two years with the Tarrabin Bedouin in Sinai
    2nd Madison Plantier – The Karst Kingdom: On the Landscapes of Southwestern China

  • London Meeting, Saturday, May 8, 2021 (2nd Saturday due to BH)

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Andrew P Sykes – a cycling adventures from Europe’s geographical south to its northernmost point.
    2nd Molly Wilderspin-Jones and Simon Brown – Journeys with a Green Heart

  • Online Meeting, Saturday, April 10, 2021 (2nd Saturday due to Easter)

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Paulo Seth – Cycling the pilgrim routes
    2nd Alexandra Bradford – Travels in Central Asia

  • London Meeting, Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st Matt Nixon – Type 2, Take 2: The Mongol100
    2nd Simon Finnamore – Panamá – 12 Days of Christmas 2019 /2020

  • London Meeting, Saturday, February 6, 2021

    Speaking this month at 2pm we have:

    1st: Simon Banks – What’s the plural of paradise? Malawi, UK & Aotearoa.

    2nd: Mark Hadley – Morocco: fast and slow

  • London Meeting Saturday, January 9, 2021

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st. Som Tamang – Take on Nepal.
    2nd. Dan Evans – Simplicity, Serenity and Sincerity across the world.

    Plus New Year Party post-meeting (in zoom?)

  • Online Meeting Saturday, December 5, 2020

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st. Janet Parsons – Palestine: Beyond the Wall
    2nd Luke Ripley – Nil by Air: London to Sydney without flying

    This meeting will be held online in zoom in line with UK Covid-19 regulations.

  • Online Meeting Saturday, November 7, 2020

    This month we have:

    AGM: The clubs AGM starts at 12:30 pm (card carrying members only), then at 2.00 pm the meeting begins

    Speaking this month at 2pm we have:

    1st. Paul Gillingham – Across Spain the Roman Way, At a Snail’s Pace.
    2nd: Alan Palmer – In Search of ‘Attaland

  • Online Meeting Saturday, October 3, 2020

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st. Michał Siarek – Macedonia – the land of Alexander
    2nd. Andy Browning – Following in Family Footsteps.

    This meeting will now be Online

  • Online Meeting Saturday, September 5, 2020

    Speaking this month we have:

    1st. Jacqui Trotter – The Stans
    2nd. Gavin Boyter – Run the orient
    3rd. Jon Lord – ‘Africa’s Forgotten Pearl’

  • August 1st 2020 Online Meeting

    We have two speakers of around 40 minutes and break between them

    First Speaker: David Harden – A journey through Northern Pakistan.
    Second Speaker: Ewa Les – Spirit of the Karkonosze mountains

  • July 4, 2020 Online Meeting

    We have three speakers of around 40 minutes

    First Speaker: Anna Hughes – Adventuring without flying
    Second Speaker: Keith MacIntosh FRGS – ‘Back to Bamyan: a return to Afghanistan’
    Third Speaker: Jane Harries – Marathon des Sables

  • June 13th 2020 Online Meeting

    Speaking this month:

    First Speaker: Duncan Gough – 100 miles to Burgos.

    Second Speaker: Will Batho – Using adventure to inspire change

  • May 9th 2020 Online Meeting

    We have three speakers of around 40 minutes:

    First Speaker: Will Linsdell – Eastern Europe Train Tours.
    Second Speaker: Alicia Colson – Exploring the pictograph sites (rock art) of Northwestern Ontario in Central Canada.
    Third Speaker: Vineet Vijh – Lhasa to Kathmandu by Road