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The Old Silk Road: An Evening with John Pilkington


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In 2011 John followed a spectacular branch of the Silk Road, starting in the Caucasus and crossing the Caspian Sea to Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand. Then, reeling from the beauty of those legendary cities, he turned south-east to explore the High Pamirs of Afghanistan – a region well-known to Marco Polo – before making a dramatic finale at the source of the Oxus in the heart of Central Asia.

John Pilkington is one of Britain’s most experienced explorers and public speakers. People are always at the centre of his story-telling. His BBC Radio 4 programmes have won him several appearances on Pick of the Week, and one on Pick of the Year. He’s also contributed to Radio 4’s Excess Baggage and From Our Own Correspondent, and writes occasionally for Geographical magazine. But it’s for his thought-provoking, beautifully illustrated talks that people know him best. He’s spoken to over 1,000 audiences in six countries, and in 2006 received the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Ness Award for his work in popularising geography and the wider understanding of the world.

See both of John Pilkington’s talks for £16. Add ticket(s) for both events to the basket to receive this discounted price.

Dates & Times

  • Date: 13 / 08 / 19Time: 19:15Book Now


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