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Travelling the Known and the Unknown - how literature and photography change the world we see

Forum for European Philosophy and Department of Philosophy,Logic and Scientific Method Literary Festival event

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012 
Time: 3-4.30pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Horatio Clare, Dr Alex Gillespie, Abigail King

This panel will discuss the relationship between perceptions and realities of travel, and the influence of travel literature and photography on tourist experiences.

Horatio Clare is an award-winning author, broadcaster, novelist and journalist. In 2008 he journeyed from South Africa to South Wales following migrating swallows, a journey he wrote about in A Single Swallow|. His latest expedition took him from Felixstowe to Los Angeles on a 150,000 tonne container ship. Horatio writes regularly for Conde Nast Traveller and various national newspapers.

Alex Gillespie is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at LSE and Co-Editor of Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. He has over fifty publications, including three books. He is interested in tourism and tourist photography as an encounter with the other saturated in fantasy.

Abigail King is an experienced journalist and photographer who writes about travel for both print and online media. She has circled the globe twice, camped in the snows of Kilimanjaro and Patagonia and tracked down tigers, turtles and panda bears. She’s then had a hot shower and embraced the city life of New York, Rio, Paris and Tokyo.

 

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Slides

A copy of Dr Alex Gilespie's PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded:

Travelling the Known and the Unknown - how literature and photography change the world we see (|pdf)

A copy of Abigail King's PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded:

Travelling the Known and the Unknown - how literature and photography change the world we see| (pdf) 

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A podcast of this event is available to download from Travelling the Known and the Unknown|.

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This event has been certified for CPD| purposes by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service|. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and email a completed scanned copy of their Self-Assessment Record form to events@lse.ac.uk| within 28 days of the date of the event attended. If a delegate fails to register their details at the event and email a scanned copy of their completed Self-Assessment Record form within 28 days, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. Certificates of attendance will be emailed out within 10 working days of the Self-Assessment form being received.

 

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