Classic Travel Writing Course: Part 2

  • Thomas Wilson (Speaker)

Activity: Service and engagementPublic outreach/ public event


In this weekly course, we’ll look at a selection of classic travel writers, from an Australian scientist's adventures in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, to Paul Theroux on a journey from north to south over the African continent, and Eric Newby's trip down India’s most sacred river, Mother Ganga. We will finish by reading On the Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope, an account of travel through the Eurasian steppe, by one of Australia’s younger travel writers. We will think about what motivated such writers to leave the security of home and set forth on a voyage of discovery and adventure.

The course is presented by Dr. Thomas Wilson and supported by the University of The Third Age (U3A).
Period1 Mar 20231 Apr 2023
Held atUniversity of the Third Age (U3A), Australia, Western Australia
Degree of RecognitionNational