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My Life and Times in Ethiopia

Richard Snailham will explain his involvements with Ethiopia from the early 1960s to the present day.

Richard will explain his involvements with Ethiopia from the early 1960s to the present day. They started with expeditions and continued with tour group management. There was a bit of research in between. It began accidentally when he took rooms in a country house owned by the grandson of the minister who oversaw the Magdala campaign of 1868. It continued when he was appointed to a lectureship at Sandhurst and found himself teaching Ethiopian cadets and chatting over coffee to Capt. John Blashford-Snell who had already led a party of cadets to Ethiopia. Five expeditions followed. He led his first group of tourists there in Haile Selassie’s time. The Derg days intervened and tourism didn’t pick up until 1996, since when he has done the rounds of the Historic Route some 20 times.


Richard Snailham | talks


Date and Time:

7 March 2012 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Russell Square

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Organised by:

The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
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7:00pm, Room G50, Main Building, SOAS

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