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 28th June 2022 –
see notes in red below

To Eritrea and Ethiopia: Retracing a Victorian Expedition
               Expedition bridge Expedition bridge

John’s latest Eritrea and Ethiopia talkclick here for details


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talk in 2021

                  Epiphany in Gonder Epiphany in Gonder

20th October – Winchester (King Alfred Probus Club)
(This was cancelled, but may be re-scheduled in 2022 or 2023 –
details from Natalie Newman on 01962 886380)


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2022

                    Priest in the mountains Priest in the mountains

20th September – Andover, Hants (Andover Library)
2.30 pm at Andover Library in the Chantry Centre
(details from the Library on 0300 555 1387)

21st November – Hastings (The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre)
7.30 pm at The Stables on The Bourne
(tickets nearer the time from the Box Office on 01424 423221)


Russia’s Secret Corners
           Army recruits Army recruits

John’s other recent talkclick here for details


‘Secrets of the Russian Caucasus’ talks in 2020

            JP in Ukraine JP in Ukraine

23rd November – Dumfries (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)

24th November – Galashiels, Selkirkshire (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)

25th November – Ayr (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)

26th November – Helensburgh, West Dunbartonshire
(Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)


‘Russia’s Secret Corners’ talk in 2021

                    Soviet-era propaganda Soviet-era propaganda

29th April – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs (Wotton Arts Festival)
(
This was cancelled, but an event may be organised by
Under the Edge Arts in 2023 – details from John Pilkington on 01962 863965
)


China by the Back Door
               Dunhuang camelDunhuang camel

John’s 1987 and 2011 journeys across central Asiaclick here for details


‘China by the Back Door’ talk in 2022

                Yak’s milk yogurtYak’s milk yogurt

23rd September – Near Southampton (Hythe Library)
2.30 pm at Hythe Library on Pylewell Road, Hythe
(details from the Library on 0300 555 1387)


The Old Silk Road to China
             A helping handA helping hand

John’s 2011 journey from Georgia to the Taklamakan Desert
click here for details


‘The Old Silk Road to China’ talk in 2022

               In the high PamirsIn the high Pamirs

29th March – Weston-super-Mare (Blakehay Theatre)
7.30 pm at the Blakehay Theatre on Wadham Street
(This has been postponed until Autumn 2022 – see the website
or contact the Theatre on 01934 645493 for more information
)


Whitchurch to China the Hard Way
                   A helping handHorsemen standing by

An online talk about John’s 1987 and 2011 journeys across central Asia


‘Whitchurch to China’ talk in 2020

                        Afghan father and daughterAfghan father and daughter

Available since 11th September 2020
Celebrating Heritage Open Days in and around Winchester
(click here to watch)



Exploring the Mekong River
              Upper MekongUpper Mekong

John’s expedition to the source of the Mekongclick here for details


‘Exploring the Mekong River’ talk in 2020

                     Monks in Phnom PenhMonks in Phnom Penh

4th November – Blackpool (International Travel and Holidays Association
or Travel Talks)
(
This was cancelled, but an event may be organised in 2023 or 2024 –
see the website, or contact Joan Gaffiney on 01253 700799
for more information
)


An Englishman in Patagonia
                 Torres del Paine Torres del Paine

John’s talk about the southern tip of South Americaclick here for details


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2020

               Welsh pioneers Welsh pioneers

28th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street

(
This was postponed until Autumn 2022 – see The Arc Winchester website
or contact The Arc on 01962 398046 for more information
)


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talks in 2022

                 Chiloé island boat Chiloé island boat

6th November – Near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorks
(an Inntravel fundraising event for Oxfam)
7.30 pm at Hutton-le-Hole Village Hall
(tickets nearer the time from Pat Sutor on 01751 417443)


8th November – Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria (Grange Lecture Society)
7.15 pm at the Victoria Hall on Main Street
(
details from Dr Jeff Pattison on 015395 52398)


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