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GA Blackpool Branch

Programme Secretary: Mrs Jenie Phillips



Details for 2022-23 to follow

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held at Blackpool Sixth Form College, Blackpool Old Road, on Monday nights from 7pm.

Annual membership fee – £12 (Students £2)
Guests – £4 per lecture (Students £1)

To find all up and coming branch events take a look at the GA Networking Calendar.


Event report

Well known explorer discovers Blackpool!

Ian Packham, adventurer, lecturer and writer set himself the challenge of travelling around the coast of Africa by public transport: a journey which would take him through 31 countries, cover 25,000 miles and take him 13 months.

Yet he had never been to Blackpool until he talked to the Blackpool Branch of the Geographical Association about his travels. The highlight (or low point) of his epic journey was when he crossed the Congo River from Brazzaville in the Congo to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, only to be sent back to Brazzaville where he was immediately put back on the ferry to Kinshasa. And it didn’t end there. To find out what it is like to be a human shuttlecock and how it all ended then you must read Ian’s book “Encircle Africa” available in paperback.

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