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Berwick Educational Association is breaking new ground in its programme for the first half of 2017. Not only will there be a record 55 lectures in six months, but we will also be adding new subjects to our roster.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 11:53 am

In addition to our staples of literature, history, art and science, there will be popular culture (Bob Dylan), opera (Macbeth) and management (personality profiling).

A recent development is our monthly forum, an informal coffee morning at the Granary, where there is a short talk followed by a discussion. There is no charge for forum meetings and all are welcome.

Since Pausanius wrote his Description of Greece in the second century, travel writers have been hugely influential in how different countries view the outside world.

From Giraldus Cambrensis’ journeys through 12th century Wales to chroniclers of the Crusades, history abounds with the travelogues of merchant adventurers, preachers – and liars.

Liz Loutfi’s lecture on Early Travel Writing will introduce us to those who have trekked to the most difficult destinations in gruelling conditions and have then written their stories.

An Introduction to Travel Writing up to the 13th Century will take place on Monday, January 9, at the William Elder Building in Castlegate, from 10am to noon. The cost is £6, including refreshments, and all are welcome.

Full details are available from or by contacting [email protected] or on 01289 305842.