9 November 2020
Live stream begins at 6.30pm
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RGS-IBG 2019 Award Recipients Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Redzi Bernard discuss their travels in India, Myanmar and Ethiopia.
Redzi Bernard was the recipient of the 2019 Journey of a Lifetime Award, given in partnership with BBC Radio 4. Recreating a journey her mother made 50 years before, Redzi visited the 12th Century holy site of Lalibela in what became a very personal pilgrimage. Join her in a celebration of slow travel, as she takes you over the Ethiopian highlands on foot and by mule, to mesmerising scenes of worship and devotion 800 years in the making.
Travel writer and broadcaster Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent was the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award and will be speaking about her latest journey, a two month expedition through the Naga tribal territories of the Indo-Myanmar border. Travelling by foot, motorbike, boat and local transport, she met former head-hunters, shamans, Baptist preachers, opium farmers, hunters and Naga insurgents engaged in the ongoing struggle for independence from India and Myanmar.
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