Annual Lectures in print

The Society publishes the invited talks and lectures given at its Annual General Meetings. Until 1995 the talks were printed in the Annual Report, but since 1996 they have been published separately and distributed to members free of charge.
Some early lectures and relatively large number of post-2000 lectures remain available, but stocks of some of the earlier publications are now in single figures, so please enquire about availability and price by e-mail to before placing an order. Lectures delivered in 2004 and 2009 were not published.

The following lectures were still available in March 2016. Prices (which include postage) are: 1982-95: £2.50 1997-2002: £3.50 2005-2012: £4.00 2013-2014: £5.00

1982 Thomas Hyde: Stupor Mundi, by P.J. Marshall .

1990 Travellers to the Tomb of Christ, by Greville Freeman–Grenville.

1991 An Accomplish’d Traveller will take Draughts’: Barbot’s Illustrations of Guinea, by P.E.H. Hair.

1992 The English in Japan 1613-1623, by Anthony Farrington.

1993 James Augustus Grant’s Visual Record of East Africa, by Roy Bridges.

1995 Re-discovering Schuver’s Africa, by Wendy James.

1997 The Navigation of the Frobisher Voyages, by James McDermott. ISBN 0 904180 57 3.

1999 The Voyage of Alejandro Malaspina to the Pacific, 1789-1794, by Andrew David. ISBN 0 90418066 2.

2000 Before Empire: The English Cartographic View of the World in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by Sarah Tyacke. ISBN 0 904180 74 3.

2001 English Civil War Travellers and the Origins of the Western European Grand Tour, by Michael Brennan. ISBN 0 904180 75 1.

2002 The North West Passage in the Nineteenth Century: Perils and Pastimes of a Winter in the Ice, by Ann Savours. ISBN 0 904180 77 8

2005 Fort Yukon: The Hudson’s Bay Company in Russian America, by C. Ian Jackson. ISBN 1584 090 4180 891.

2006 Untruth and Consequences: Raleigh’s Discoverie of Guiana and the ‘Salting’ of the Gold Mine, by Joyce Lorimer. ISBN 0-904180-93-X / 978-0-904180-93-0.

2007 Voyaging Worlds, by Anne Salmond. ISBN 978-0-904180-94-7.

2008 Continental Travel and Journeys beyond Europe in the Early Modern Period: An Overlooked Connection, by Daniel Carey. ISBN 978-0-904180-96-1. £3.50

2010 Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel: from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day, by Raymond Howgego. ISBN 978-0-904180-98-5.

2011 Pedro Páez’s History of Ethiopia: On Exploration, Refutation and Censorship, by Manuel João Ramos. ISBN 978-1-908145-04-8.

2012 Richard Hakluyt as Editor, by Daniel Carey. ISBN 978-1-908145-05-5.

2013 ‘A Just and Honorable Commerce’: Abolitionist Experimentation in Sierra Leone in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, by Suzanne Schwarz. ISBN 978-1-908145-12-3.

2014 Geographies of the Prime Meridian, by Charles W. J. Withers. ISBN 978-1-908145-13-0.

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