Solent Section February 2018 Meeting

Friday 16th February 2018 at The Watersedge Restaurant, Mercury Marina Hamble

Following on from Bob Bradfield's fascinating talk last Friday, which will be reported on fully in our next Newsletter, this is a reminder that on Friday 16 February we have Julian Mustoe coming to tell us about 'The Voyage of the Harrier', a circumnavigation with a purpose: to recreate the historic voyage of HMS Beagle which, in the late 1830s, circumnavigated under the command of Robert FitzRoy with Charles Darwin aboard as ship’s naturalist. Darwin’s book, Voyage of the Beagle was published in 18 39 and has never been out of print. It was the turning point in Darwin’s life and led him to publish his Origin of Species in 1859. His theory of evolution is the basis of all modern biology. For Julian, the voyage of the Harrier following in the Beagle’s track was his retirement project. On his way he survived stormy weather, a dismasting, shipwreck and attack by smugglers. Come and hear about it.

A booking form is in the attachment below.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Tim and Liz Dodwell

Joint Secretaries, CA Solent Section