A Woman’s Life on the Road

Sara Wheeler
Victoria Hall / Online
05 Mar 2024 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Photo:© Sara Wheeler

Sara Wheeler is one of our finest travel writers. Her special distinction was to have made her name when venturing to far-away places with knapsack and notebook was still mostly an all-male business. Wherever she went, from Chile to Zanzibar, the locals tended to regard a woman travelling on her own as an object of curiosity. In Antarctica, where she spent seven months in a men-only research station to write her best-selling Terra Incognita, she stowed used tampons in the pocket of her parka, where they froze into objects resembling stock cubes. Undaunted by ice or men, she went on to write The Magnetic North: Travels in the Arctic, among many other non-fiction books. Her latest, Glowing Still, is a sharp, funny look-back at her life on the road, before cheap flights, environmental concerns and cultural sensitivities began to rob wanderlust of its romance.

Members: Free, Online (please book to receive a link) or Victoria Hall (doors open 7.30pm)
Guests: £10, Online (please book to receive a link) or £10 Victoria Hall (pay on the door – you will be admitted to the Hall at 7.50pm if there is room)
Please book to watch online by 1pm on the day of the event
You do not book to attend in the Victoria Hall
Drinks are served in the Members’ Room after the lecture