Travel Philosophy Talk at the London School of Economics

By Abi King | Make Me Think

Apr 22

Big Ben at night

“How do we know when we’ve arrived when we travel? Because we recognise the image we’ve already seen. We think we’re chasing new experiences but we’re actually chasing our memories.” Dr Gillespie

Audio Recording of the Travel Philosophy Talk at the LSE

We’ll take a slight detour today from the written word to the spoken one. Here’s the link to my session at the 2012 Literary festival at the London School of Economics.

I think it’ll be a marmite moment: you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it.

In short, it’s a one hour presentation and panel discussion from myself, travel writer Horatio Clare and Social Psychologist Alex Gillespie and we end up covering travel, truth and philosophy (with the odd reference to Angelina Jolie and the Welsh Rugby Team. Although not at the same time.)


About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

Lane April 23, 2012

Wow. Great shot!

carlo alberto April 25, 2012

Thanks for sharing your session at the Literary festival.
Since I’m a psychologist, and a photographer and traveller, I will listen carefully to it later (it is one hour session!, and I need attention since my english is third language).
By the moment, my compliments for sharing opinions and thoughts outside the narrow aspet of sightseeing.
carlo alberto

    Abi King May 7, 2012

    Thank you. It was very refreshing to be able to talk about things like that!

Bellinda Chaze May 5, 2012

Thanks for sharing. You made me think deep. Nice thought!

    Abi King May 7, 2012

    You’re welcome!

murali October 15, 2012

Thanks for sharing information about this,, Nice idea..

    Abi King October 17, 2012

    No problem

Rosy Anny October 18, 2012

awesome pic. i wish to see the london in nitht time rather than n8 time :)

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