- Monday 26 September 7.00pm-8.30pm
- Lecture (Singapore)
John Pilkington has travelled to some of the most remote places in the world. In this talk he recounts his journey along a seldom-followed branch of the Silk Road from Georgia to Afghanistan. Starting in the Caucasus, John headed through Georgia and crossed the Caspian Sea to Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, before travelling south to Afghanistan. For decades Afghanistan has been synonymous in our minds with violence and conflict, but in its north-east corner John found a warm, generous and hardworking people, concerned only with making a living in one of the most challenging mountain ranges on earth.
John Pilkington has been described as “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”. He has worked for the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, on programmes such as From our own correspondent and holds the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Ness Award.
Venue: Polo Gallery Room, Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore 298334.
Tickets: $20 | $15 RGS-IBG members and students. Capacity is limited; places are available on a first-come, first-served basis and advance booking is essential. Payment will be taken on the door of the event, please bring the correct amount in cash.