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Travel Philosophy Talk at the London School of Economics

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.)


9 Responses to Travel Philosophy Talk at the London School of Economics

  1. Lane April 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Wow. Great shot!

    • Abi April 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm #


  2. carlo alberto April 25, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    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 May 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

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

  3. Bellinda Chaze May 5, 2012 at 7:11 am #

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

    • Abi May 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  4. murali October 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

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

    • Abi October 17, 2012 at 11:37 am #

      No problem

  5. Rosy Anny October 18, 2012 at 8:08 am #

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