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Freewheeling around the Orkney Isles

Talks - History; Talks - Travel; Talks - Arts and Culture

Event Description

How did an American billionairess end up in a remote Orkney grave? Why are Italian POW's captured in North Africa heralded in Orkney? What was the fate of Lord Kitchener? Who gave Stone Age man the idea for Stonehenge? How come Orcadians helped develop Canada? Why was the body of poor Betty Corrigal consigned to a peat bog? Which sea stack takes longer to climb than the North Face of the Eiger? What awful event caused Churchill to build his four barriers? Join Paul on his bike as he seeks answers to these questions.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Paul Gillingham

Meet The Speaker, Paul

Paul taught history in UK, Canada, Tanzania and Hong Kong before becoming a TV and radio journalist and broadcaster. He began as a TV newsreader in Hong Kong in the 70’s (see Paul Gillingham, HK TV via Google) and later produced travel features from around the world for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Classic FM. He has written many articles on travel and a book, ‘At the Peak: A History of Hong Kong Between the Wars’.

Preparing for the Event

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