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Pub meet, Thursday 17th of February

PUB MEET, THURSDAY 17TH OF FEBRUARY Venue: The Anchor Pub Time: 8pm

Come to find out more about CUEX, or just for informal chat with others interested in travelling and expeditions. Especially important, if you are planning to organise/join an expedition at some point!

Jamie Radford “The first butterfly inventories of Ecuador’s Tercera Cordillera: A Cambridge Expedition”


Jamie Radford “The first butterfly inventories of Ecuador’s Tercera Cordillera: A Cambridge Expedition”

Jamie and two other undergrads/alumni from Cambridge organised a 10 weeks long expedition in “Tercera Cordillera” – mountains to the east of the Andes in Ecuador. They carried out the first butterfly surveys of some very remote mountain ranges and cloudforests and discovered 8 potentially new species!(as well as new records for Ecuador, first recorded females and numerous first records for provinces and extensions to elevational range of different species).

Check out the poster!

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Trinity College Junior Parlour

Drinks and snacks provided. Talk free for CUEX members, £2 for non-members (free if you join CUEX at the event).

Application for CEC Approval

APPLICATION FOR CEC APPROVAL ON 4TH OF FEBRUARY! So if you are planning an expedition for summer 2012 and you are considering applying for university approval, email me (emb61), so I can send you Planners Pack.

RGS Overseas Expeditions Fieldwork Course

Of interest, from the Royal Geographical Society

A one day course for teachers and youth leaders.

Working with the LEA Outdoor Education Advisors Panel, the RGS-IBG presents this course for teachers planning to lead overseas expeditions and fieldwork, possibly using a contracted expeditions company or other third party provider.

The course is also useful for schools that might want to organise an expedition themselves, or for EVCs supporting their colleagues in this role.

Standard price £120 (incl. VAT)  includes notes, lunch and refreshments. Members or Schools Members are entitled to a 10% discount.

Seminar in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

The Department of Geography and the Cambridge branch of the Geographical Association are hosting a lecture on Wednesday February 2nd to which you are warmly invited – admission is free. The venue is the Large Lecture Theatre at 5pm.

John Pilkington will present his talk on A Stroll through the ‘Axis of Evil’

John is an explorer, author, broadcaster and geography alumnus who went on a six-month Middle East journey, taking some stunning photos. Starting in Beirut, he unravelled a picture quite different from the news stories of the region, as he followed a winding route via the Euphrates and the Valleys of the Assassins to finish on the Persian Gulf. He met a spectacular variety of people – Druze, Maronites, Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Azeris and both Shi’ite and Sunni Iranians – and to his surprise found families and whole communities working together to survive the harsh climate and political strife.

John has been called ‘one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales’. His Radio 4 adventure travel programmes have won him wide acclaim, but it’s probably for his thought-provoking talks and spellbinding photos that people know him best.

He has lectured to more than 1,000 audiences in five countries, and in 2006 received the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award for popularising geography and the wider understanding of the world.