Suggestions or Invitations for speaking opportunites are always welcome. Contact the authors

Thursday 24 January 2019, RICS, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD, 6pm, UKGeoforum annual lecture by John Davies and Alexander Kent: The Red Atlas How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World., Central London,
Free, details here

Tuesday 15 January 2019, Manchester Geographical Society, Cross Street Manchester, 1:30 pm,Talk by John Davies: The Secret Soviet Maps of Manchester, the North and the World.
Free, details here
10 December 2018. 18:30, Highgate, London.
Lecture organised by the Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps
'Secret Cold War maps of London', exploring comparisons between Ordnance Survey maps and Soviet Military maps. For information and booking contact

4 December 2018, 9:45 to 16:45, John Rylands Library, Manchester.
Mapping Manchester for Researchers,
Free, but booking essential click here to book


‘Mapping Empires – Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’. History of Cartography symposium, 13-15 September 2018, Bodleian’s Weston Library Oxford (UK).

UK Mapping Festval, London, 5 September 2018,

11 July 2018, Pushkin House, London Podcast here

Wanstead Tap & Newham Bookshop event, Wanstead Tap, London E7, 15 February, 7.30pm (left: John on stage at Wanstead Tap)

'Living Maps' seminar, King's College London, 14 February, 6pm

Talk : Travel Writers Festival, 4 February 2018

Destinations Show at London Olympia
Listen to podcast (select item 5)
(right: Alex and John on stage at Olympia)

Latvia Launch:
7 December 2017

6.30pm at Jana Seta map shop, Riga, Latvia
Watch short video
Newspaper report (in Latvian)

Talk : 23 November 2017
6.30pm at Stanfords, Long Acre, London.

London Launch: 21 November 2017
6.30pm at Daunt Books, Hampstead.
(left: Alex Kent signing books at Daunts)