Come to a talk!


More talksMore about JohnBooks and how to order
Some impressionsContact detailsEmail John nowIntro and main menu


Click on the links* or email John for details of each talk.
( *Other websites may not always be up-to-date)

This page was last revised on 25th September 2017

Russia and Europe: What Next?
           Army recruitsArmy recruits

John’s latest talkclick here for details.


‘Russia and Europe’ talks in 2017

            JP in UkraineJP in Ukraine

4th October – Bristol (Wilderness Lectures)
7.30 pm at the
University of Bristol’s Chemistry Theatre on Cantocks Close, off Woodland Road
(tickets £9.00 – concessions £8.50 – from Stanfords
Bristol store at 29 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT, or £9.50 on the door)

9th October – Eastbourne (Eastbourne Ashridge Circle)
2.30 pm, and again at 7.30 pm, at the
Devonshire Park Theatre on Compton Street
(admission free to members –
details from Harry Lederman on 01323 301997)

17th October Midhurst, West Sussex (Midhurst U3A)
2.30 pm
at the Methodist Church Hall on North Street
(admission £2.00 for members, £3.00 for visitors, on the door – details from David Barlow on 01730 815218
)

18th October – Ringwood, Hants (Ringwood Travel Club)
7.30 pm at the
Greyfriars Community Centre on Christchurch Road
(admission free to members – visitors £3.50 on the door – details from Ann Cole on 01425 478764
)


30th October – Fleet, Hants (Fleet Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Fleet Road (entrance on Gurkha Square)
(tickets £7.50 including refreshments – advance booking essential –
from the Library on 01252 612709)

7th November – Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria (Grange Lecture Society)
7.15 pm at the
Victoria Hall on Main Street
(admission free to members – visitors £4.00, students £2.00, on the door –
details from Dr Jeff Pattison on 015395 52398)

21st November – Guildford (Guildford Travel Club)
8.00 pm at
Onslow Village Hall on Wilderness Road, Onslow Village
(admission free to members – visitors £7.00, or £3.50 with a student card, on the door –
details from Carol Busby on 01293 871219)


A Balkan Adventure
          John’s routeJohn’s route

John’s previous talkclick here for details


‘A Balkan Adventure’ talks in 2017

                    Cross-cultural greetingCross-cultural greeting

26th September – Fareham, Hants (Fareham Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Osborn Road
(tickets £6.00 including refreshments – advance booking recommended –
from the Library on 01329 284902)

27th November – Ringwood, Hants (Ringwood Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Christchurch Road
(tickets £6.00 including refreshments – advance booking recommended –
from the Library on 01425 474255
)


Georgia to Afghanistan
              Caucasus farmerCaucasus farmer

John’s talk about Central Asiaclick here for details


‘Georgia to Afghanistan’ talk in 2017

                          Helping hand in AfghanistanHelping hand in Afghanistan

25th October – Romsey, Hants (Romsey Library)
7.00 pm at the
Library on Station Road
(tickets £6.00 including refreshments
from the Library on 01794 513341, or later via the online shop)


Travels in Extraordinary Countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan
           Syrian bazaarSyrian bazaar

Some highlights from John’s Middle East and Afghanistan trips


‘Travels in Extraordinary Countries’ talk in 2017

               Wakhan CorridorWakhan Corridor

13th October – Esher, Surrey (Royston Pike Lecture Series)
1.30 pm at King George’s Hall on Community Walk, off the High Street
(admission £3.00 on the door – no advance booking needed, but
details from Tristen Hennigs on 01372 474584)


Inside the Middle East: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran
                 Iranian city of QomIranian city of Qom

John’s eye-opening 2009 tripclick here for details


‘Inside the Middle East’ talks in 2017

                 Gulf coast womanGulf coast woman

21st October – Alton, Hants (a fundraising talk for Alton Counselling Service)
7.30 pm (canapé reception and licensed bar) for 8.00 pm at Alton Assembly Rooms on the High Street
(tickets £15.00 from Alton Counselling Service on 01420 89207)

9th November – Carlisle (Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery)
7.30 pm at the
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Street
(tickets £12.00, or £10.00 for members, from the Box Office on 01228 618700 –
bar open from 6.30 pm, and the very popular pre-talk tapas can be ordered on 01228 618117)


An Englishman in Patagonia
               Torres del PaineTorres del Paine

A classic story from John’s early travels


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2017

              Welsh settlersWelsh settlers

1st November – Blackpool (International Travel and Holidays Association or Fylde Travellers)
7.30 pm at
Blackpool Sixth (Blackpool Sixth Form College) on Blackpool Old Road
(admission free to members – visitors £4.00 on the door –
details from Joan Gaffiney on 01253 700799)


‘The Abyssinian Difficulty’: Retracing a Victorian Expedition
                  Expedition bridgeExpedition bridge

John’s forthcoming Eritrea and Ethiopia tripclick here for details


‘Abyssinian Difficulty’ talks in 2018

              On the marchOn the march

21st September – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and Practical Action)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking
available nearer the time from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603 or from John)

4th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and Practical Action)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking
available nearer the time from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603 or from John)

12th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and Practical Action)
7.30 pm at
Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(booking
available nearer the time from the Discovery Centre on 01962 873603 or from John)

19th November – Chester (a joint meeting of the Society of Thirteen and the Cheshire and North Wales Region
of the
Royal Geographical Society, with the Institute of British Geographers)
7.30 pm at the Grosvenor Museum
on Grosvenor Street
(admission free to members of either society – visitors £6.00 on the door –
details from Mike Nichol on 0151 346 1017)


‘Abyssinian Difficulty’ talk in 2019

                   Post-mortem reportPost-mortem report

5th January – Central London (Globetrotters Club)
2.30 pm at the
Church of Scotland on Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre on Russell Street
(admission £3.00 for members, £6.00 for visitors, on the door –
details from John on 01962 863965)



Click on the links* or email John for details of each talk.
( *Other websites may not always be up-to-date)


Back to topMore talksMore about JohnBooks and how to order
Some impressionsContact detailsEmail John nowIntro and main menu

Made on a Mac