Magazine article Geographical

What's on in December

Magazine article Geographical

What's on in December

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ATACAMA DESERT TO TIBET Saturday 1 at 2.30 pm

Enjoy a lecture by Jon Hornbuckle on his worldwide travels in search of wildlife and cultural experience. Globetrotters Club, Church of Scotland, Crown Court Covent Garden, London * Tel: 020 8674 6229

DESCENDING THE LAND OF THE ASCENDING DRAGON Saturday 1 at 2:30 pm

Attend a lecture by Denise Heywood and follow her Vietnamese journey from Hanoi to the Cambodian border via the great Cham Empire, the Imperial city of Hue, and Saigon. Globetrotters Club, Church of Scotland, Crown Court, Covent Garden, London * Tel: 020 8674 6229

HYPERBOREA: WONDERS AND WARNINGS Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 at 7.30 pm

Neal Hockley talks of his experiences in Greenland, and how he became the first British person to attempt the longitudinal crossing of Spitsbergen. This is a Royal Scottish Geographical Society event in Dumfries and Galashiels. Call for details. * Tel: 0141 552 3330

IMPERIAL PALACES OF CONSTANTINOPLE Monday 3 at 5:30 pm

Ken Dark from the University of Reading talks about the Imperial Palaces of Constantinople. The Hellenic Centre, King's College, Stand, London * Tel: 020 7848 2088

IN SEARCH OF MOBY DICK Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 at 7.30 pm

Explorer and author Tim Severin recounts the tale of his travels to the islands of the Pacific in search of Moby Dick. This is a Royal Scottish Geographical Society event in Inverness, Perth, Stirling and Lanarkshire. Call for details. * Tel: 0141 552 3330

PATAGONIA Wednesday 5 at 7.30 pm

Kathy Jarvis lectures on her visit to Argentina's spectacular Los Glaciares National Park and the Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile. This is a Royal Scottish Geographical Society event in Dunfermline. Call for details. * Tel: 0141 552 3330

HAMISH BROWN'S SCOTLAND Wednesday 5 at 2.15 pm

Hamish Brown was the first person to undertake a non-stop climbing tour of the Munros. He will talk about the Highlands and what the mountains have to offer in the way of climbing, walking, skiing and other activities. This is a Royal Scottish Geographical Society event in Edinburgh. Call for details. * Tel: 0141 552 3330

THE SEVEN YEAR HITCH Wednesday 5 at 7.30 pm

Listen to the Grants -- a family of five -- talk about their journey around the world in a horse-drawn caravan in 1990. This is a Royal Scottish Geographical Society event in Ayr. Call for details. * Tel: 0141 552 3330

CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY Saturday 8

Learn about the transition of Cyprus from Byzantine province to Crusader Kingdom in this one-day workshop organised by the Hellenic Centre. King's College, Strand, London * Tel: 020 7848 2088

ROMAN MOSAICS Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 at 7.00 pm

Archaeologist David Neal delivers the Christmas lecture on the subject of Roman mosaics. University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Road, St Albans * Tel: 01727 715819

THE SAHEL STOPS HERE Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 at 7.30 pm

Dr Malcolm Coe discusses the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania, under threat from domestic stock and fires generated by an expanding human population. This is a Royal Scottish Geographical Society event in Aberdeen and Dundee. Call for details. * Tel: 0141 552 3330

DARE TO DREAM Wednesday 12 at 7.00 pm

Pete Goss, one of Britain's all-time great sailors, talks about his Team Philips crew and their bid to win `The Race' around the world. Tragically, the team's stormed-damaged sailing boat had to be abandoned in the Atlantic. University of Bristol, Bristol * Tel: 0117 929 9966

GLACIER ISLAND OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 at 7. …

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