After a spine injury ends her prospects of a sports career, Laura Scott packs up her life and cycles 5500 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea. Solo.
This recording is from our annual Geographical journeys: microlectures event, where eight speakers had just 10 minutes each to share their geographical journeys in an illustrated talk.
The event was organised by the Society’s Younger Members' Committee.
Featured image: Laura Scott
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The first woman to complete this journey, Elspeth ran the spine of Scotland, surrounded by bogs, rain and beauty.
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In a 40 year old foldable wooden kayak, Oscar Scafidi’s two-man team completed the first ever source-to-mouth journey along the Kwanza River, in spite of being chased by hippos and sinking in rapids.
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Last year Rwandans commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide. Fergus was in Kigali over this period and attended genocide memorial ceremonies, massacre sites and interviewed a number of survivors. He reflects on Genocide Memorial Week and where Rwanda now finds itself in the modern world.
18 March 2015
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