Talk on Madagascar by John Gimlette

Following the AGM, travel writer and local resident John Gimlette gave the Society a fascinating talk on his travels in the extraordinarly large and diverse island of Madgascar. These are chronicled in his latest book ‘The Gardens of Mars, Madagacar an Island Story’.

As well as visiting every corner of the island, he journeys deep into its past in order to better understand how Madagascar became what it is today. Along the way, he meets politicians, sorcerers, gem prospectors, militiamen, rioters, lepers and the descendants of seventeenth-century pirates.

To see the presentation:

The Society’s AGM

The Annual General Meeting was held on 9 March. Philip Whyte was elected as the Chair and Richard Pook was re-elected as Treasurer. With no nominations, the post of Vice-Chair and Secretary remain vacant.

A recording of the business element of the meeting may be viewed here together with the annual accounts for 2022.